A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
A recent report warns that Indonesia's coal-based electricity strategy risks wasting $76 billion over the next 25 years.
The government hopes to use the collected penalties to fund restoration efforts in the degraded Indonesian land and forests. Without the penalties, no restoration work can start.
At a funeral in a remote corner of Indonesia, water buffalo are sacrificed in order to help carry the deceased to the afterlife.
Due to its size and location, the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra in Indonesia is hailed as one of the largest conservation areas in Southeast Asia and the last habitat for many endangered animals.
At a time when a huge number of oil palm firms are accused of grabbing indigenous lands, Indonesian authorities say nothing about the need for companies to obtain free, prior, and informed consent of communities before operating in their territory.
The vessels broke loose in storms, destroying around 15,000 square feet of coral in Karimunjava National Park.
Raja Ampat, an island chain off the coast of New Guinea, is home to perhaps the world's richest marine biodiversity
A recent study puts forth a new factor for judging the flammability of forests: groundwater.
While Indonesia has historically prided itself as a stronghold of moderation, recent events shine a light on just how tenuous this self-perception is.
A recent election for Jakarta's governor has tested Indonesia's strong commitment to pluralism and tolerance.