Indonesia is struggling with managing its own trash. Not only is the country the second largest plastic waste contributor in the world, but it is also in the second place for the largest food waster, wasting 300kg of food per person per year.
A busy first few months of 2021 marked the start of a new chapter for us here at the Foundation; in 2021, we are getting back to full speed to make up for the lost time due to the pandemic. What an exciting year for us as we have a line-up of new plans, strategies, activities and programs.
If you are visiting Kiabu Village and wondering what to eat there, here are the four traditional foods that are loved by the local community and true culinary delights:
It’s only been a month since I received the news that I got the job as the Marine Conservation Program Assistant at the foundation, thus beginning a new chapter in my career at a new place that is thousands of kilometers away from my hometown in Bogor.
Anambas Islands Regency is known as a tropical paradise due to its remarkable marine biodiversity. One primary biodiversity type in this region is the ecological diversity consisting of three tropical marine ecosystems: coral reefs, mangrove and seagrass.
By definition microplastics are plastic fragments that are less than 5mm in size and hard to detect with the naked eye.
Zairul has been working as a traditional farmer in Telaga Village for 16 years. He is one of the few people in the village who choose this profession where the rest of community opt to become fishermen instead.
A small group of Bawah Reserve guests, including myself, were offered the opportunity to go and see the work of the Bawah Anambas Foundation (BAF) on nearby Telaga.
In 2018 BAF volunteer Alanna Berman was visiting Bawah Reserve when she saw a presentation about the foundation, which at that time was newly established.
Mangroves are important for the sustainability of tropical marine ecosystems as they offer plenty of benefits for the environment and humans.