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  • From Scavenger Cooperatives to Wholesale Stores
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    From Scavenger Cooperatives to Wholesale Stores

    Food manufacturers are innovating to reduce plastic bottle waste. Some maximize the use of recycled materials, while others support the community in its waste management.

  • Waste Management Problem Solver
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    Waste Management Problem Solver

    The waste processing system of gather-transport-dump at the final disposal site must be replaced with processing at its source. Waste management can be a driving force for economic growth.

  • Surabaya's Waste Reduction Strategy
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    Surabaya's Waste Reduction Strategy

    The government of the City of Surabaya excels in waste management by involving the residents. The key is in budget allocation and a supportive bureaucratic structure.  

  • The Angel's Lost Haven
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    The Angel's Lost Haven

    The construction of smelter and nickel mines in Central Weda, North Maluku, threatens the population of protected endemic birds. The lush primary forests in mining concession areas are still full of large trees. This coverage is a collaborative work of Tempo and the Pasopati Project 2020 fellowship.

  • An Omen from Rantau Nangka
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    An Omen from Rantau Nangka

    Heavy rainfall on January 11 to 15 inundated 10 out of 13 regencies and cities in South Kalimantan. But the rain was not the only reason for the flooding. The loss of forest density impacts Barito watershed area’s ability to resist floods.

  • Lack of Ambition for Emission Reduction
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    Lack of Ambition for Emission Reduction

    The Climate Ambition Summit was organized to help push for a renewed commitment on emission reduction, in order to achieve the target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius by 2030. Indonesia is seen as lacking ambition to meet its emission reduction target.

  • Claimed by the Sea
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    Claimed by the Sea

    The rising sea is turning the lives of Bendono village residents in Central Java upside down. Fertile rice fields and productive fishponds are now under water.

  • Bujang Raba’s Carbon Blessing
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    Bujang Raba’s Carbon Blessing

    The live of people living around the Bujang Raba protected forest, Bungo Regency, Jambi, changed after the forest is included in the carbon trade. Hoping for the related regulation to be issued soon.

  • From Protected Forest to Farmland
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    From Protected Forest to Farmland

    An environment and forestry minister regulation is allowing the development of food estates on protected forests. Developing food estates in former peatland will threaten the ecosystem.

  • Dead Elephants
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    Dead Elephants

    Sumatran elephants are dying in worrying numbers in Riau. At least 24 elephants have died between 2015 to 2020. Fragmentation of their habitats because of forest conversion into plantation and industrial nurseries has made it easier for ivory tusk hunters. Follows is an investigative collaboration between Tempo, Tempo Institute and Mongabay.

  • When Fish Disappear from Youtefa Bay
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    When Fish Disappear from Youtefa Bay

    Development and construction at Youtefa Bay, including the Youtefa Bridge and the rowing venue for the 2021 National Sports Week, are considered to have a serious impact on the ecosystem of the waters in that region. Waste disposal and mangrove deforestation are on the rise.

  • Papuan Bay’s at Risk
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    Papuan Bay’s at Risk

    Dozens of structures, shops, and illegal stalls are mushrooming on the shores of Youtefa Bay in Jayapura, Papua, which is a protected forest zone. Mangrove forests are cut, land is filled and zoned. A number of Papuan officials are allegedly the owners of structures on the Holtekamp Beach area. The rowing venue construction project for the National Sports Week (PON), to be held next year, is believed to not have a permit. The environmental damage is increasingly threatening the sustainability of the waters and mangrove forests’ ecosystem, and the lives of the community on the shores of Youtefa Bay. This report is written in cooperation of Tempo magazine, Tempo Institute, and Jubi.co.id.

  • Bamboo-Powered Plants gone Offline
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    Bamboo-Powered Plants gone Offline

    Biomass gas power plants in three villages in Mentawai stopped operating in less than a year after being officially opened. Their engines often broke down and residents were reluctant to supply bamboo as fuel because of how little they were paid. This report was done with the support of the Rainforest Journalism Fund in cooperation with the Pulitzer Center.

  • The Last Home of Mentawai’s Primates
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    The Last Home of Mentawai’s Primates

    Four species of primates endemic to Mentawai Islands are now endangered. Most of their populations are found just outside of Siberut National Park, in what is designated as production forest area. This report is supported by the Rainforest Journalism Fund under partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

  • The Last Home of Mentawai’s Primates
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    The Last Home of Mentawai’s Primates

    Four species of primates endemic to Mentawai Islands are now endangered. Most of their populations are found just outside of Siberut National Park, in what is designated as production forest area. This report is supported by the Rainforest Journalism Fund under partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

  • Gone with the Flood
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    Gone with the Flood

    An ITB researcher estimates that more than 100 coastal regencies and municipalities could disappear under the sea flood. Climate Central predicts 23 million residents in coastal regions of Indonesia would be affected by tidal flood due to rising sea level by 2050.

  • For Bird in Cage Contests
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    For Bird in Cage Contests

    The environment and forestry ministry took five species of birds difficult to find in nature off the protected list. More consideration was given to birdbreeders than LIPI’s recommendation.

  • Ironwood’s Irony
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    Ironwood’s Irony

    The environment and forestry ministry removed ironwood from the list of protected trees under the protests of oil palm corporation, even though it did not receive a recommendation from LIPI.

  • Slow Growing Green Open Space
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    Slow Growing Green Open Space

    City administrations are having difficulties meeting the green open space requirement of 30 percent of overall city area. Jakarta sets an annual growth of 23 hectares of open space, far below the ideal amount of 650 hectares.

  • Ecotourism  to Secure Hope
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    Ecotourism to Secure Hope

    Hutan Harapan faces the threats of land burning, illegal logging and mining road construction. Still relying on donors’ funding, this restoration company needs government support.

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