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Ministry of Health announces 67 out of 127 hospitals required to re-accreditation up to June 2019 have been accredited, with 50 hospitals waiting for surveys and ten hospitals failed to extend their accreditation.
At least 30 turtles, mostly confiscated from illegal use, released in Natuna waters of Riau island on Sunday (05/05/2019). Turtle is one of the protected species based on national and international regulations because facing threats from nature and human activities.
Minister of Marine and Fisheries Affairs, Susi Pudjiastuti, led the sinking of 13 foreign vessels from Vietnam in Tanjung Datu of West Kalimantan, following the court decision.
Officials from Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) team and Pati District Police,and Central Java Natural Resources Agency arrested three people, owners of body parts of endangered species, with the largest number from elephant ivory in the forms of cigarette pipes, rings, bracelets, and necklaces.
Disaster Management National Agency states 1,586 disasters occurs between January 1st to April 30th throughout Indonesia, resulted to 325 people killed, 113 missing, 1,439 injured and 996,143 refugees.
Amid lawsuit files by Indonesia Plastic Recycling Association, or ADUPI, to Supreme Court to challenge single-use plastic ban arguing the policy against Law on Waste Management, law experts call it as baseless legal action.
Approaching Ramadhan Month for Muslims which usually followed by the tradition of mass exodus or locally known as mudik, Indonesian government encourage public not to litter during travels.
Bogor Botanical Garden, under Plants Conservation and Botanical Garden Indonesian Institute for Sciences, introduces new types from genus begonia, hoya, and murraya resulted from latest expedition.
ADUPI files a lawsuit against Bali provincial administration on its plastic waste policy because the Association is concerned about plastics supply for recycling will be reduced and provincial government is considered inconsistent in implementing the 2008 Law on Waste Management.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, or KLHK, and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, or KESDM, sign a memorandum of understanding, MoU, on post mining activities to better environment management.
Indonesian Institute for Sciences or LIPI states that Indonesia’s marine potential if converted to currency could reach up to Rp1,772 trillion (US$124 billion).
Oceanography Research Center, under Indonesian Institute for Sciences (LIPI), puts coral reefs and marine ecosystem health as its focus of research program following this year’s theme on Earth Day, “Protect Our Species”.
Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo announces a competition to recycle campaign props to valuable goods on his social media account which worth a total of Rp20 million (US$1,421).