Last May 19, 2012, Mongabay-Indonesia was formally launched in Jakarta. Mongabay.co.id is a project of Mongabay.com, a website on popular environmental science and conservation news started in 1999 by American, Rhett A. Butler. Mongabay.com has been recognized as a source of important information about the forest and is trusted by individuals in various sectors from civil society groups to governments, to the private sector. The Director of Mongabay- Indonesia is no other than Mr. Ridzki Sigit, NTFP-EP board member.
Mongabay.co.id was launched to increase public awareness in environmental issues in Indonesia. Mongabay.co.id has a special focus on forests, but also provides news, analysis and other related information on the environment.
Mongabay.co.id is run independently by a team of Indonesians based in three cities on the island of Java. The site will soon begin to build out a network of up to 50 correspondents across Indonesia. Mongabay-Indonesia will also have a weekly radio show on Green Radio FM.