Articles by Loren Bell

Coffee farmers help protect Flores forest

Forest surrounding the Wata Ata region in Flores, Indonesia. Photo by Anton Muhajir. Located on the slopes of Inerie Mountain on the island of Flores in Indonesia, farmers in Bajawa…

Child labor and palm oil in Indonesia

Bimo. Photo by: Gonçalo M. Rosa. Meet Bimo Kencana Arief. At 13 years old, this Indonesian middle school student is not spending his afternoons doing homework, helping around the house,…

Black market manta ray bust in Indonesia

Butchered manta rays at Tanjung Luar, Lombok. Photo: Paul Hilton / WCS In the largest confiscation in Indonesia to date, authorities seized 103kg of manta gills in Bali, and arrested…

Tiger traffickers busted in Indonesia

Confiscated tiger parts and suspects. Photo by the WCS Wildlife Crimes Unit. Two online merchants of tiger parts have been arrested in Indonesia. The bust was the result of a…

How Islam could help save Aceh’s forests

Rainforest stream near Jantho in Aceh, Indonesia. Photos by Rhett A. Butler Aceh, Indonesia has found a new ally in the struggle to protect the province's remaining natural forests: Sharia…