Based on research, including interviews with 100 foreign tours in 2010, as many as 90% of those interviewed assumed that Bali still has abundant supplies of fresh water. 50% of those interviewed expressed surprise when informed of Bali’s water crisis. 68% of those informed of the crisis, pledged to try to conserve water if asked to do so by hotels in Bali, and 36% said they would willingly pay an environmental tax levy.
The whale sharks were being kept in submerged pens. Once the animals were discovered by officials on May 26, Indonesian authorities arrested the suspected traffickers and the sharks were released back into the wild unharmed.
Forest Watch Indonesia says forests in Sumatra, Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara are threatened to be gone by 2043 if the government cannot reduce the current rate of deforestation that reach about 1.1 million hectares per year.
Police and wildlife officials started an operation on Monday to remove all the living tigers at the Tiger Temple. Pictures from journalists at the scene posted to social media showed the 40 cubs lined up on the floor.
Mating season have begun for sea turtles – and some have even begun to nest along the southern coast of Yogyakarta, just off the Indian Ocean. “In the past week we’ve seen turtles come ashore to nest and lay their eggs – and to date, we’ve found two nests,” said a volunteer for Goa Cemara […]
Indonesia produced 3.2 million tons of plastic waste in 2010, with around 1.29 million tons of that ending up in the ocean, according to a study published in the journal Science. The figure places Indonesia second only to China, with its 8.8 million tons of waste, or 27 percent of global plastic waste quoted from thejakartapost.com.
The Jakarta Post reports the religious leaders and high priests of The Indonesian Hindu Religious Council (PHDI) has formally issued an edict declaring Bali’s Benoa Bay a sacred area.
When I go to see my friend Wayan, a favorite coconut water supplier and Balinese friend, we begin chatting about the hotter-than-normal temperatures and the reasons why it does not rain.
Bali will face an acute deficit of fresh water over the coming decade as both water quality and water quantity are in serious decline, reported Bali Discovery.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been threatened with deportation by officials from the Indonesian government after the actor’s recent visit to the Leuser Ecosystem and his vocal stance against the area’s industrial development for palm oil, according to several Indonesian publications.