Sindo Ferry passengers have their passports checked and their luggage x-rayed before they board, but they are divided about how meaningful national boundaries are.
Search and rescue personnel carry a body bag containing remains of a passenger from Lion Air Flight 610 at the Tanjung Priok port on October 30th, 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Details of Friday's incident are limited, but already there are questions being asked about the effectiveness of Indonesia's tsunami warning system.
A new report from Greenpeace shows that brands and their suppliers are not abiding by their own pledges to only buy from sustainable producers of palm oil.
Residents walk among debris in the village of Sugian on Indonesia's Lombok Island on August 21st, 2018, after a series of recent earthquakes.
The proposed mine would sit within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, while parts of it also overlap onto or border the Wondiwoi Mountains Nature Reserve—both protected areas.
Critics are concerned about the weakening of protections for endangered species in a country where wildlife trafficking is rife.
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.
Tana Toraja, Indonesia: 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.