A temporary moratorium that prohibits the issuance of new permits to clear primary and peat forests is set to be made permanent...
A new documentary film has been released that shines a spotlight on the illegal trade in the Asian small-clawed otter, a species listed as vulnerable and in decline by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
"These global metropolises may look strong and stable, but it is a mirage. As sea levels rise, they are increasingly under threat and under water."
That amounts to 40 football fields worth of trees cut every minute of last year in a devastating blow to biodiversity and the global climate.
Hundreds of locals have reported health issues including difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting from the smell of fuel and black smoke.
The Indonesian navy plans to sink the Viking within the next few days, signaling, at least temporarily, the end of the destructive practice.