Dec 05, 2019 Last Updated 11:46 PM, Dec 3, 2019

National Parks

Bali'€™s wild side

Bali'€™s wild side

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

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Eco-tourism for whom?

Eco-tourism for whom?

Bunaken National Marine Park is promoted as an ideal mix of tourism and conservation, but not all local people agree.

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Magic on fire

The fires are merely adding to the pressure on East Kalimantan's only national park. But ALEX RYAN also finds that nature lovers have won some battles to protect its beauty.

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Saving Bunaken

Involved locals are saving one of the world's most beautiful marine parks

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Trees or people?

The interests of local people aren’t served by keeping them out of national parks

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Fiction: Pasung

Nov 22, 2019 - MAYESTICA DE JONG

/ Andrea Star Reese for Human Rights Watch

  His gaze is fixated on an indeterminate spot behind me, his arms hang loosely by his sides. Wearing nothing but a pair of faded black shorts, his ribs and collar...

Contraception at a crossroads

Nov 11, 2019 - LOUISA-ANNE BUWALDA

Adam Cohn @Flickr

Indonesia’s 50-year-old family planning program has been a great success but is struggling to adapt with women’s needs

Hunger and culture in West Papua

Oct 30, 2019 - SOPHIE CHAO

Indigenous Marind in rural Merauke have traditionally depended on the forest for their subsistence / Sophie Chao

Oil palm projects are causing hunger in Merauke, both literal and symbolic

Essay: Letter from Jakarta

Sep 29, 2019 - ABDUL SAMAD HAIDARI

Refugees protest in Makassar, February 2018 / Ali Froghi

Living in the midst of uncertainty

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