Sep 28, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Environment

Acehnese voices

As reconstruction moves into high gear, it’s time to listen to tsunami victims

Reconstruction meets resistance

NGOs and local people work together to rebuild communities, until feudalism intervenes

Aceh after the tsunami

An Australian aid worker recounts the challenge of rehabilitating a devastated society

Rebuilding lives

An Australian aid worker reflects on post-tsunami reconstruction.

Coming of age

Indonesia’s environment network faces dilemmas as it turns 25.

Picking up the pieces

Rebuilding after an earthquake takes local initiatives as well as aid.

Facing disaster

The 27 May earthquake shook a kingdom, not just a city.

Contested land claims

Which Dongi people should be compensated for land?

Snakefruit -n- seaweed

Bali’s new Village Ecotourism Network provides an alternative to mass tourism.

Petruk as counsellor

Post-earthquake, Klaten villagers receive laughing therapy through wayang.

Water, land, and Suharto

Review: Both books illustrate the way the Suharto family exploited Indonesia

Wayang helps save the reef

Shadow puppetry is helping to save Indonesia’s coral reefs and inspire a new generation of environmental activists

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