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Indonesia’s Eco Lodges ties links with Sustainable Travel International

By Dian Hasan | July 20, 2010 After finalizing a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind agreement, Sustainable Travel International (STI), a non-profit global leader in sustainable development and responsible tourism, announced today their collaboration with Eco Lodges Indonesia (ELI), a pioneering, ecotourism provider … Continue reading

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Saving Orang Utans ~ connecting all the dots

By Dian Hasan | September 20, 2009 It’s ironic that some of the world’s cuddliest animals that we all universally love and admire, are also its most endangered. Take the Panda, the Chimpanzee and the Orang Utan, for example. While the … Continue reading

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Belize Eco-Tourism: Experiencing Belize’s Ecology

Belize is perfect for eco-tourism because of its spectacular teeming jungles, lush rainforests, dry pine savannas, tangled mangrove swamps, and dynamic coral reefs. It is truly one of the best examples in the New World Tropics of a species rich, … 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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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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World’s Smallest Primate Up Close in Tangkoko

The Jakarta Post | September 3, 2000 TONGKAINA, Molas, North Sulawesi (JP): Our bus took a left turn just as it approached the magnificent Bitung Port at the tip of Sulawesi Island. It headed toward Tangkoko natural reserve, about one … Continue reading

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