The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (Yayasan KEHATI) acquired ISO 9001:2008 for three times in a row. It shows the commitment of the foundation which established on 1994 to contribute on environment imporvement through solid and efficient management.
Jakarta - The long-waited Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade - Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA) was finally signed recently by Indonesia and the European Union (EU) following six years of negotiations involving government officials, civil society, and the private sector.
Indonesia is the first Asian country and the largest timber exporter to enter into such an agreement, which aims to ensure that all Indonesian timber entering the EU market is produced legally and has passed all legal verification channels with the EU.
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Sep. 9, 2013 — A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies.
Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics.
Now research by the University of Exeter, in collaboration with General Electric (GE) Global Research Centre, University at Albany and Air Force Research Laboratory, and funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has discovered that the physical structure and surface chemistry of the Morpho butterfly's wings provides surprising properties that could offer a variety of applications ranging from photonic security tags to self cleaning surfaces and protective clothing and to industrial sensors.