- Published: 09 October 2015
Indonesian officials have begun evacuating infants and their mothers from Riau province in Indonesia as levels of air pollution from peat and forest fires on Sumatra remain hazardous across the region. The Mayor of Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau and one of the worst-affected areas of Sumatra, issued the order to evacuate all babies under six months of age. Thick smog has persisted for weeks and continues to cause illness and limit visibility in the area.
- Published: 07 October 2015
- Published: 30 September 2015
After being ravaged by by the army and by the factions to finance the civil war by selling teak timber, the forests of Myanmar (Burma) are not facing a new and worst threat, as large-scale agribusinesses continue to eat up more land, razing large swathes of Southeast Asia’s last remaining woodlands with dire consequences for livelihoods, biodiversity and national peace, says a Washington-based organisation.
- Published: 21 September 2015
A Saravanan and Mathivanan, research associates with the Bengaluru-based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, a scientific research organisation, have been investigating the history and ecological significance of the Nandavanams in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts. “These are similar to sacred groves in the rest of India,” said Saravanan.
Romania: Austrian company found accepting illegal logging, after trying to stop new forest legislation
- Published: 15 September 2015