Category Archives: Biodiversity

Defining Ecotourism

We hear about Ecotourism all the time, it’s the latest catchphrase that everyone around is using at the drop of a hat. But do we really know what it means? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), it goes beyond … Continue reading

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Threats to Komodo’s Biodiversity ~ Destructive Fishing

By Dian Hasan | October 12, 2009 There are numerous threats to the biodiversity of Komodo National Park including human population pressure, tourism, the introduction of exotic species and poaching. However, the most potent threat lies in the destructive fishing … Continue reading

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Land Use and Density Affect Fires in Indonesia

The name “Indonesia” doesn’t mean “land of fire” — it just seems that way. Biomass burning related to land-clearing for agriculture goes on practically all year, particularly in summer and fall. Fires tend to burn continuously for months because of … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Forest Fire Hazard

Indonesia has been plagued by horrific fires for over 15 years. At some intervals, fires caused such a reduction in air quality that residents living near burn areas were taking in the equivalent of 80 packs of cigarettes a day … Continue reading

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Africa’s Okavango Delta ~ an ecological haven

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta on Earth. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water flows inland, spreading over 15,000km of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels. The River … Continue reading

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Rafflesia Arnoldii ~ the world’s largest flower, up close

By Dian Hasan | August 17, 2009 The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia, is home to a plethora of flora and fauna species that can be found nowhere else on the planet. The diversity of wildlife and plant species is simply … Continue reading

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Nature captured at its most stunning ~ The Wild Image Project

In a world of high speed technology, it’s easy to lose our connection with nature. But as humans, we’re dependent on the natural world. It’s where we draw our inspiration and many times, our sanity. Travel is often an excellent … Continue reading

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