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rorschachx:

A manta ray in the waters of Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia’s remote Papua province. Indonesia this month became home to the world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres | image by Shawn Heinrichs

rorschachx:

A manta ray in the waters of Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia’s remote Papua province. Indonesia this month became home to the world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres | image by Shawn Heinrichs

tulipnight:

toba lake, indonesia by sydeen on Flickr.

Greenpeace investigative team witnesses the newly cleared forest in an oil palm plantation owned by PT Wana Catur Jaya Utama concession, a subsidiary of BW Plantation, which is a palm oil supplier to Procter & Gamble in Central Kalimantan.
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Palm oil is a common ingredient in detergents, shampoos, cosmetics and other household goods that the company manufactures. That’s not to say palm oil is the problem, but palm oil from forest destruction – dirty palm oil – is.

Greenpeace today reveals the result of a year-long investigation showing P&G is sourcing palm oil from companies connected to widespread forest devastation. Its sourcing policies also expose its supply chain to forest fires and habitat destruction that is further pushing the Sumatran tiger to the edge of extinction.

Companies without strong policies to cut deforestation from their products are exposed to illegal practices in high-risk areas, like the province of Riau in Sumatra. A prime example of this is the PT Rokan Adi Raya concession, which includes tiger habitat plus forested deep peat, and experienced large-scale forest clearance and uncontrolled fires last year. In June 2013, over 150 fire hotspots were recorded within this concession. Many of P&G’s palm oil suppliers ship from Dumai, the main port of Riau province.

You can go to
http://dirtysecret.greenpeace.org/id-ID
to learn more how to protect our wonderful paradise.

immatureson:

Jogja at the moment, dust rain all over the city from Kelud eruption.

doa kami untuk negeri yang memiliki gunung gunung gagah dengan keindahan alam yang luar biasa, semoga bencana alam yang menimpa tanah air tercinta ini akan segera berlalu sehingga tidak akan ada lagi korban jiwa yang berjatuhan. Amin.

immatureson:

Jogja at the moment, dust rain all over the city from Kelud eruption.

doa kami untuk negeri yang memiliki gunung gunung gagah dengan keindahan alam yang luar biasa, semoga bencana alam yang menimpa tanah air tercinta ini akan segera berlalu sehingga tidak akan ada lagi korban jiwa yang berjatuhan. Amin.

(Source: sidimarajo)

shychemist:

archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders takes us to an incredibly hazardous location on the Indonesian island of Java: the Kawah Ijen volcano. Thanks to its sulphur content, this spectacular volcano produces ghostly blue lava and blue flames.

"Kawah Ijen is a part of the Ijen volcano complex – a group of stratovolcanoes in East Java, Indonesia – with an active crater that’s 200 meters deep. The complex is also home to the world’s largest turquoise-colored acidic lake, full of sulfuric acid. The lake is a sulfur mining site; miners carry sulfur-laden baskets by hand from the crater floor."

Visit Oddity Central to learn more about this noxiously amazing volcano and the people who risk their lives to making a living by working inside it.

Photos by Olivier Grunewald (who had to don a gas mask while shooting, lost two camera lenses during the process, and had to throw away his clothing after the toxic photo shoot).

[via Design Taxi and Oddity Central]

Man, Earth always has something up my sleeve that I had no idea existed, that just blows my mind.

(via oxblood)

xigh:

Kelimutu, Indonesia - Turquoise and Green Lakes 1989 (by Standel)

xigh:

Kelimutu, Indonesia - Turquoise and Green Lakes 1989 (by Standel)

(via grewv)

theoceanrolls:

Berbak National Park, Sumatra (by CIFOR)

theoceanrolls:

Berbak National Park, Sumatra (by CIFOR)

(via zacmonty)

Misool island, raja ampat.

http://www.fantasticviewpoint.com/14-places-youll-never-forget/
Seram Island or Seran island or Serang island is located on the north island of Ambon, Maluku Province.

Photo by
http://www.indonesia-tourism.com

Seram Island or Seran island or Serang island is located on the north island of Ambon, Maluku Province.

Photo by
http://www.indonesia-tourism.com

beingindonesian:

Typical ornaments on Bataknese ethnic house, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
(by Jonathan Wicaksana)

beingindonesian:

Typical ornaments on Bataknese ethnic house, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

(by Jonathan Wicaksana)

Kakaban island
is a part of derawan island, east kalimantan, indonesia.

In the middle of this island is a mangrove-fringed lake, slightly above sea level, where thousands of non-stinging jellyfish (without sting) live making it interesting for diving. This unique species can only be found in 2 country in two places in the world (indonesia and philiphines).

picture: http://derawanarchipelago.com/kakaban_island.html

Selamat hari kemerdekaan untuk negeriku yang indah :)