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Rogue cop missing from jail

Lowland rainforest in West Papua. An Indonesian police official busted for illegal logging in West Papua has been missing from jail for nearly a year after being granted permission to…

Will Indonesia’s REDD+ Agency be dissolved?

Peat forest in Riau, Sumatra. Photos by Rhett A. Butler. Indonesia's cabinet-level agency tasked with reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (BP REDD+), may be dissolved after only one year…

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…