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Peatland is the most effective carbon absorber in this earth. Peatland spread on so many places in Indonesia, one of them is in South Sumatera. Unfortunately, nowadays there were so many fire burnt peatland caused by dry season, or it burnt deliberately for particular interests. It makes the Ministry of Environment and Forestry with Indonesia National Army created Task Force for Forest and Peatland Fire. Colonel Infantry Kunto Arif Wibowo is the commander of Task Force for Forest and Peatland Fire...

Tree stands upright and sturdy. The root pierces layers of soil, saves human from flood and landslide. The leaves are shady and absorb the pollution. The fruits are feed human and animals. Tree also become oxygen bank for all of the living things in the world. More tree means more oxygen reserved. Overall, tree gives us pretty much benefit. This is the goodness from tree that we forget. We should be wise to treat the tree, to treat our environment. Human...

Indonesia is home for thirteen species of hornbill and three of them are endemic. One of those is the most unique one, that is the Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil). This bird can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, and the area around Malay Peninsula. In Indonesia itself, the bird can be found fly away in Borneo and Sumatra forests. Helmeted hornbill is the one and only species that have the solid and strong casque. This is the part called...

Indonesia is home for so many animals, one of them is a big primate called Orangutan. This big primate live in forests of Indonesia and Malaysia (Borneo). In Indonesia we have two species of orangutan, they are Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) and Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). Orangutan are not like chimpanzee and bonobo that live in colony, their live tends to be alone (semi solitary). Their character in fact was be threats that should they face. Those threats are like...

Central Kalimantan is the second widest province in Indonesia after Papua. In the recent years, Central Kalimantan was being an important barometer for the success of forest and peatland management, not only in Indonesia but the world. Problems of forest and peatland in Central Kalimantan nowadays came from the fault of policy in the past. Two decades ago, the peatland that spread out between Katingan River and Kahayan River opened for farming area under Peatland Farming Project. But at the end,...

Central Kalimantan is the second widest province in Indonesia after Papua. In the recent years, Central Kalimantan was being an important barometer for the success of forest and peatland management, not only in Indonesia but the world. Problems of forest and peatland in Central Kalimantan nowadays came from the fault of policy in the past. Two decades ago, the peatland that spread out between Katingan River and Kahayan River opened for farming area under Peatland Farming Project. But at the end,...

Palangkaraya, September 2016 – for the first time Indonesia Nature Film Society (INFIS) supported by USAID Lestari participated into youth conference Global Issues Network (GIN) 2016 that held by Bina Cita Utama School and Borneo Nature Foundation in Borneo. The event that taken place from Sept 16th to Sept 18th 2016 succeed to engaged 100 students from Palangka Raya, together with more than 100 students from Jakarta, Bali, Korea, Singapore and Australia with the age range between twelve until seventeen...

Palangkaraya, September 2016 – Awareness to save peatland in Central Kalimantan needed to get support from various part. This initiative made some film communities in Palangka Raya to create a documentary about peat-land forests and social economic of the Central Kalimantan people. Indonesia Nature Film Society (INFIS) with USAID Lestari Katingan-Kahayan Landscape and Mongabay Indonesia supported that activity by provide video documentary workshop which held on September 8th – 9th, 2016 at Golden Christian School, Palangka Raya. Some representatives of community...

"Prof Tukirin could strenghten my belief that learning directly with nature can give much more knowledge" said Faizal, the documentary team leader from INFIS on the launching of King of Krakatoa that held on Sept 4th 2016 at Galeri Salihara Pasar Minggu. “Although my background comes from Biology, I earned so many new knowledge when I was in Krakatoa with Prof.Tukirin. We tried to record and visualize this into a documentary film”, he added. Film King of Krakatoa tells us about Prof. Dr. Tukirin...

Jakarta, August 2016 – Politically sovereign, economically independent and culturally dignified are the main objective that are trying to be achieved by The Indigenous People's Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) since the organization was founded in 1999. Seventeen years have passed, but those dreams are still in uncertainty waiting for Indonesian government to ratify the Law of indigenous peoples stalled in the Parliament. Through The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (HIMAS) 2016 which is commemorate throughout the world, AMAN...