The Tropical Forest Alliance is holding its general assembly in Jakarta this week, and it's hard to imagine a more appropriate setting.
On Jan. 14, 2016, Indonesians woke yet to another terrorist attack in the central business district of Jakarta. It was the latest in a series of att...
After witnessing the tragic plastic problem in Bali, I suddenly became hyper aware of the various bad behaviors tourists tend to unwittingly exhibit. Think you might be guilty of a bad habit or two?
Male Javan banded pitta by Doug Janson via Wikimedia
Pittas are a birdwatcher's prize. Called "jewels of the forest" for their glorious plumage, th...
By Evi Kaban
Dugar Lumbagaol, a 62-year-old father of five, started farming coffee fifteen years ago in the North Sumatra village of Hutajulu. Bef...
In recent years, there has been political escalation in Indonesia with regards to the issue of Papua. In particular, this is the result of reports produced on the increasing activities of the Papuan independence movement, orchestrated by its leader, Benny Wenda.
Nearly fifty years ago the United States supported the Indonesian coup that toppled the Sukarno government, the first President of Indonesia, who'd led the country's efforts to secure independence from the three hundred year colonial grip of the Netherlands.
By Adèle Charbonneau
Urban agglomeration is an inevitable consequence of explosive growth in cities. Indeed, the expansion of cities and their outsk...
When Hiba Al-Jibeihi stepped off her flight in Paris in early December, it was her first time outside the occupied Palestinian territories where she had lived all of her 24 years.
Moving on from the Great Australian Saltwater Crocodile to the Komodo Dragon might seem a bit of a come down after so many thousands of teeth and so many thousands of pounds of jaw pressure, let alone the great length and weight.
Randy Berry, the United States Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons meets with the I...
A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.
Ultimately the world's leaders need to be willing to challenge the status quo and tackle the common challenges of limited capacity, corruption, lack of accountability, and elite capture.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.
It has the largest eyes of any mammal in relation to its body size (each eye is heavier than its brain), it bears the largest baby in relation to its adult size, and it is arguably the world's smallest primate -- at barely a hand's length.
In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.