May 22, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Conservation

To protect and conserve

A women-led ranger team in Aceh

Coral reef conservation and the communities leading the way

Major policy shifts are needed to prevent the destruction of the reefs, but for now, coastal communities are having an impact and the reduction in tourism due to COVID-19 is offering some breathing space

Criminalising justice

The ‘communist stigma’ is being used as a tool in the courtroom to attack human and environmental rights

Commodifying conservation in Borneo

Does the social marketing approach answer the big questions of conservation in Indonesia?

Heritage adrift

What next for Indonesia’s underwater cultural heritage?

Shifting sands

Archeology and public participation in Indonesian heritage management

Cultural heritage: The politics of pictures of Indonesia

When visitors take pictures of Indonesia, they tend to photograph Indonesia’s cultural heritage.  These pictures share certain qualities. They seem harmonious and to be of activities or places that have remained the same for generations or centuries. They also often exclude people or represent them as bound by history and relics of a past era

An ongoing environmental challenge

More action is needed if Indonesia is to slow its current world record rate of forest loss

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement

Development for the rich

Gated communities are built with little concern for their social and environmental impacts

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Tangguh goes onstream

BP’s massive LNG project is due to begin operations in late 2008, despite social and environmental costs

Bali'€™s wild side

Managing conservation, tourism and the needs of local communities in Bali Barat National Park

Food for the future

Organic farming takes root in post-bomb Bali

Festival Mata Air

A community takes a fresh look at water

Ecotourism: can it save the orangutans?

RACHEL DREWRY investigates ecotourism as a conservation tool.

Volunteers rescue reefs

HELEN LANDYMORE found herself surveying rare birds and fish in stunning locations when she joined an Operation Wallacea expedition.

Operation Wallacea

MARK ERDMANN explains the history of an exciting venture in reef conservation using volunteer divers.

Villagers keep the seas alive

Coastal villagers will protect reefs if they know it is in their interest. IAN DUTTON and BRIAN CRAWFORD report on an international project that goes to the cutting edge.

Turtle satay?

Attitudes towards turtle consumption are changing in Bali

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