"Nature has been for me, as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion." — Lorraine Anderson

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

New Videos by Our Group!

Hello (:
Our environmental group has made  two videos about the environment.

The first video titled 'A Million Ways To Go Green'. This video tells you about what you could do to help our earth! You can watch it online on youtube, on:

The second video titled 'The Fact Is..'. This video tells you about some unique and 'scary' facts about the our environment. You can watch it online on youtube, on:

I tried to upload the videos on blogger but it takes too long on uploading, and failed for many times when I was uploading the videos. So, I decided to upload it to youtube first and then link it to blogger. But, we'll see if I could upload it into this blog another time. (:

The scene where the people are cutting down the trees, is just an example. They are not doing the illegal logging, but just landscaping their own property.

-Yulina Citra Lativolia

Monday, 30 May 2011

International Union for Conservation of Nature

International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN )  is an organization that issued a "Red List" to collect information from the network of conservation organizations to assess the most endangered species, like pandas, orangutans and etc, that almost extinct animal in the world. This organization made on 5 October 1948, 18 governments, 7 international organization, and 107 national nature conversation organization, all the government and the organizations creating an international protection to the nature in the world.
Mission/ goal : To save the extinct animal in the world and protect the nature cater for and address the needs of local nations, communities and peoples, so that those nations, communities and peoples can take ownership of future long term conservation goals and objects in their local areas.

The first director of IUCN

  • Wikipedia. (2002). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_for_Conservation_of_Nature. Last accessed 20th May 2011.



The Symbol of BOS

About BOS
BOS is Borneo Orangutan Survival. This is an organization that the conservation of the endangered Bornean Orangutan and its habitat through the involvement of local people. BOS was found by Willie Smits in 1991. Borneo Orangutan Survival takes care of almost 1000 orangutans and employs between six hundreds and a thousand people at a hundred sites. BOS also runs the Primate Conservation Education Program in the Primate Centre, Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta. The BOS coordinate its activities with the Ministry of Forestry, and it is supported by 12 BOSF’s partner organizations around the world.
Willie Smits, the founder of BOS
BOS Site- Nyaru Menteng
BOS sites that have received most extensive media coverage are Samboja Lestari and Nyaru Menteng. Nyaru Menteng is an orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre. It is located in Central Kalimantan. It is found and run by Lone Drøscher Nielsen.  
Lone Drøscher Nielsen
“A secure future for orangutans, free and safe in their natural habitat, living in harmony with local people.”
1.     Orangutan Reintroduction
2.    The rehabilitation and habitat protection of wildlife that is protected under law, especially orangutans.
3.    Information, outreach and education, community capacity-building, community empowerment and public awareness-raising.

Baby Orangutan
Visit Borneo Orangutan Survival’s official website at: http://orangutan.or.id/home 
  • Wikipedia. (2009). Borneo Orangutan Survival. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo_Orangutan_Survival. Last accessed 30th May 2011.
  • The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. (2010). About BOSF. Available: http://orangutan.or.id/maincontent-4.html. Last accessed 30th May 2011.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       By. Desy Natalina 

Saturday, 28 May 2011

World Wide Fund For Nature

Panda - The Symbol of WWF 


WWF (World Wide Fund) was found in 1961, by Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (first president of WWF), Julian Huxley, Max Nicholson, Peter Scott, Guy Mountfort, and Godfrey A. Rockefeller.  It is working on issues about the conservation, research, and the restoration of the environment.  The World Wide Fund was supported by over 5 million people and working with more than 90 countries in the whole world.  There are currently more than 1300 conservation projects, supported by WWF.  Since 1985, WWF has invested over US$1,300 million in more than 11,000 projects in more than 100 countries.  The central secretariat for the network (WWF International) is located in Gland, Switzerland.  The president of WWF now is Yolanda Kakabadse.

Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld,
The first president of WWF.


Yolanda Kakabadse,
The president of WWF 2010-present.

“WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.”
Because of that, much of WWF’s work focuses on the conservation of the biological diversity and natural habitats, endangered species, pollution, and climate change.

WWF's environmental ad.

Symbol – Panda

The Giant Panda in the symbol of WWF originated from a Panda named Chi Chi that was transferred from the Beijing Zoo to the London Zoo in the same year of the establishment of WWF. This symbol was designed and made by Sir Peter Scott from the sketches made by Gerald Watterson.

Sir Peter Scott visiting a Giant Panda in the Beijing zoo.



You can visit WWF’s global site at: http://wwf.panda.org/
According to Google Analytics, wwf.panda.org receives more than 5 million visitors a year and more than 15 million page impressions from 236 countries and territories.

Printscreen of WWF's website page,
when I last visited it on 29th May 2011.

Resources :

By. Yulina Citra Lativolia

Monday, 23 May 2011

What governments can do to help environment


          Many air pollution and gas from motorcycle , car, bus and etc, that will make carbon dioxide emissions the effect of carbon dioxide you will get asthma  and maybe you can die because you breath the air pollution more everyday.carbon dioxide emissions to decimate the world's and now governments still making road for bicycles and pedestrians so, reduces carbon dioxide emissions and reduces air pollution in the world and planted many trees to reduce pollution and emissions of carbon dioxide, if its every day we are walking, cycling, and then we will be planting trees reduces air pollution and emissions of carbon dioxide and reduces excessive heat in the world and prevent global warming.

by: Ade 

Central Kalimantan Environment

I live in central kalimantan, and i was born there, i love central kalimantan because there are many an awesome people live in, and there are many delicious traditional food, unique animal, cultures, and amazing panoramas like Forest and rivers. but i was upset and shock because many people cut the trees burning the forest and illegal logging, it disturbs our environment. Many people destroy it. but we should keep central kalimantan's forest because the forest of kalimantan is the lung of  world. if you won't lose oxygen you should help to keep forests in Central kalimantan. Plant many tress and don't cut it because its important for our live, and our new generation still can see the beautiful new panoramas and almost extinct animals.

by: Ade    

What Businesses and Companies Can Do

Palm Oil Company
Many businesses and companies stand in Indonesia. Like palm oil, many businesses man choose to plant palm oil. The only think that make benefit and disadvantage. the disadvantage of this is make destroy our environment. Many way to help save. The businesses and companies can do :
  • They can choose the other place to plant the palm oil. Except in the forest, so they do not need to cut the trees
  • Don't need to plant it too much. Because if you plant it too much you need big area.   
  • And thinking first what will happen if you plant palm oil. Its harms or gives us profits.

And those are the things that businesses and companies can do to help our environment.

By : Desy Natalina