Tag Archives: Indonesia

Bali’s “Subak” agricultural system proposed as world heritage

The Indonesian government has proposed Bali’s subak traditional agricultural system be considered for the World Heritage List, for exemplifying effective water usage and management, an official said Wednesday. Hari Untoro, Director General for Historical Cultural Preservation at the Culture and … Continue reading

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The Goldman Environmental Prize 2009 for Yuyun Ismawati, BaliFokus ~ 2 of 2

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The Goldman Environmental Prize 2009 for Yuyun Ismawati, BaliFokus ~ 1 of 2

As waste management problems mount throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Yuyun Ismawati implements sustainable community-based waste and sanitation management programs that provide employment opportunities to low-income people and empower them to improve the environment.

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Protecting Marine Biodiversity: Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

By Dian Hasan | July 08, 2009 As nations across the globe race into modernization and build economies that bring prosperity to their people, we are constantly reminded to venture forward gently while being mindful of how we utilize the … Continue reading

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Responsible Hotels: going beyond hospitality, lending a helping hand

By Dian Hasan | June 10, 2009 In the age of increased awareness of “doing good”, it’s a breath of fresh air to know that this philosophy has permeated into all business sectors, including the travel industry. Across the world, … Continue reading

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Investigating Indonesia’s Final Forest Frontier

By Dian Hasan | June 9, 2009 A report from the Greenpeace forest campaign team onboard the Esperanza in Papua. The area is rapidly becoming Indonesia’s new battleground for palm oil. Source: Greenpeace Asia

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Indonesia: The giant cuckoos, enormous gingers, and pretty leeches of Halmahera

By Tony Whitten | The World Bank: East Asia & Pacific | March 19, 2009 Judith Schleicher and I have just left the eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera, which was the subject of my first blog post a year ago. We … Continue reading

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