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The 21 February 2005 landslide in the Leuwi Gajah dumpsite (TPA) suggests there has been something wrong with Indonesia’s waste management. The landslide buried one hundred and forty-one (141) people alive, alerting us all to the significance of good waste management. As a reminder of the disaster, 21 February is declared the National Waste Awareness Day (Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional/HPSN), and has ever since been used to call on the public to work together to clean up lands, rivers and...

Resident of the capital city perhaps being anxiously await for the transportation revolution which will put an end to acute congestion in Jakarta. Congestion in the Capital City has actually become a chronic disease since the early 1990s with the trend towards an increasingly alarming. Based on information taken from the Ministry of Research Technology and Education of the Republic of Indonesia, the increase rate of road which only 1% is not comparable with the increase of rate volume of...

Prof. Dr. Ir. Nurjanah, MS is the lecturer in Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Technology of Aquatic Resource Department, Bogor Agricultural Institute. She was born in West Sumatra, 1959 and decided to focus in fisheries and marine science. She finished her bachelor with Food Resource Management as her majority. After it, she took Food Science for her master degree and Marine Technology for her doctoral studies.Profesor Nurjanah started her career since 1984-1998 in Foundation of Indonesian Consumer Organization, afterwards...

2016 closed with a great and pretty touchy news for indigenous people. There were so much conflict happened between indigenous people that struggle for their land and other external parties. Finally State recognize the customary land. Of course, this is a sweet present at the end of year for them. This is also be the prospect of their struggle to stand for their land.State protects values of Indonesia. State stands for the people, especially indigenous people. That determination told by...

Emeritus Professor Dr. Pilai Poonswad is a hornbill researcher from Thailand. This lady born in November 1946. She is the Biology Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Science in Mahidol University, Thailand. She is a figure that represented Thailand for International Ornithologist Union and founding mother of Hornbill Research Foundation.Prof Pilai Poonswad started her career to researching hornbill since 1978 in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. After that, she built Thailand Hornbill Project to conduct the research of hornbill in 1979....

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,...