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2014-03-25 23:01:06

IceWarp will conduct a roadshow throughout Indonesia in late March-early April of 2014 to introduce the new version of its award-winning messaging server, the Global messaging and collaboration solutions provider announced today. Springfield, VA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The company’s top executives will showcase the new version of its award-winning server, meet with future and existing customers in Jakarta, Batam and Balikpapan. IceWarp will conduct a roadshow throughout Indonesia in late...

2013-12-13 23:23:15

Bintan Lagoon Resort has been selected as the venue for the ‘Mozaic Hotels & Resorts SPGA Golf Experience’, taking place from 6 to 8 January 2014. The event will be held on the resort’s stunning 36 holes of championship golf courses. Singapore (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Mozaic Hotels & Resorts and the Singapore Professional Golfers Association (SPGA) are pleased to announce that Bintan Lagoon Resort has once again been selected as the official venue for the second...

2013-12-10 23:29:06

Mozaic Ferry Lines offers guests and golfers to Bintan Lagoon Resort more trip options and flexibility in travel with its new ferry timetable. Singapore (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Moziac Ferry Lines has released a new ferry timetable, and added more trips between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Bintan Lagoon Terminal, located at Bintan Lagoon Resort, from 16 December 2013 onwards. Guests of Bintan Lagoon Resort will now have more trips to choose from, with three ferry departure...

2013-07-08 14:53:30

Small and large-scale farmers in Riau province, Sumatra, have been blamed for the recent choking smoke smothering Singapore and parts of Malaysia. But scientists in Indonesia have added a third category of 'mid-level entrepreneurs'. These entrepreneurs buy unregulated access to land for oil palm and clear it by burning, seemingly unrestrained by government. Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre, who have been studying land conversion in Sumatra, say they have identified this third...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

Sumatran tigers are Critically Endangered, with as few as 400 left in the wild Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 A suspected tiger smuggler has been arrested in Sumatra, Indonesia, following a three-day operation by the Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Riau and West Sumatra provinces, with support from World Wildlife Fund-Indonesia's (WWF) Tiger Protection Units. The team also seized the skin of a Sumatran tiger that they believe was poisoned inside a wildlife...

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2010-10-13 07:16:47

Infrared footage has shown a rare tiger roaming in protected forests on Indonesia's Sumatra island, which conservationists claim to have been illegally cleared. Environmental group WWF released the video in May and June.  The group has been monitoring Sumatran tigers since last year in a wildlife preserve near Bukit Tigapuluh national park in Riau province. A male Sumatran tiger was seen walking towards a camera and sniffing it in one clip. WWF spokeswoman Desmarita Murni told AFP...

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2009-06-16 10:40:00

Environmental group WWF said on Monday that poachers might have used pineapples to poison and kill an endangered Sumatran elephant for its tusk. Syamsidar, a WWF spokeswoman, told AFP that the male was found dead in a pulp plantation in Riau province, Sumatra last Friday with its tusks removed.  This is the seventh recent Indonesian elephant found dead from poaching. "Pineapple fibers were found in its stomach. The fruit could have been poisoned," she added. Syamsidar said the other...

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2009-06-02 10:40:40

A report said on Tuesday that three dead elephants were suspected of being poisoned in the forest concession area of a pulp company in the Riau province of Indonesia's Sumatra island. Two of the animal carcasses were found on May 28 and one of them was found June 1 in an industrial crop forest managed by PT Rimba Peranap Idah (RPI), a government official was quoted saying by Antara state news agency. "The company must be responsible for the safety of those elephants because the spot where...

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2009-02-23 09:44:09

Severe fires in Indonesia "“ responsible for some of the worst air quality conditions worldwide "“ are linked not only to drought, but also to changes in land use and population density, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience led by Robert Field of the University of Toronto. "During the late 1970s, Indonesian Borneo changed from being highly fire-resistant to highly fire-prone during drought years, marking the period when one of the world's great tropical forests became one...

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2008-08-28 09:05:00

Conservation body WWF said that Sumatra's endangered elephants and tigers are expecting a boost from an Indonesian government move to expand one of their last havens, a four-year-old national park on the island. It was announced in Jakarta on Thursday that the park area would be more than doubled to 86,000 hectares (212,500 acres). Increased efforts would be vital to ensure that poaching and other illegal activities"”like unsanctioned logging and settlement"”did not continue in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.