Fires that have cloaked large swaths of Sumatra in a choking haze, spreading as far as Singapore, have destroyed at least 58,000 hectares of forest on the Indonesian island, an official said.
Police in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5m.
At least 21 cockatoos have been discovered stuffed into 1,500 ml plastic water bottles at an Indonesian port during an anti-smuggling operation.
Protesters clashed with police in La Pampilla, in the district of Miraflores, Lima Peru. Police equipped with helmets, riot shields and billy clubs charged into the surf to get the surfers out of the way of heavy equipment.
Last weekend, Saturday April 11th marked the finale to the biweekly Beach Clean Ups that industry from Bali has been involved in this wet season.
In the third month in early 2015, the volume of trash along the beach of Kuta – Legian – Seminyak has decreased almost significantly, thanks to the help of all involved so far.
But with the recent storms that arise particularly in the afternoon – evening, which incidentally is a sea breeze, it brings back the waste littering along the western coast of the island of Bali, especially Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.
To anticipate and take real action on the phenomenon, let us together participate in Beach Clean Up on SATURDAY MARCH 14 2015 at 7 AM.
China and Indonesia are likely the top sources of plastic reaching the oceans, accounting for more than a third of the plastic bottles, bags and other detritus washed out to sea.
During the previous Beach Clean Up on January 31st, teams from Quiksilver, Coca-Cola and Garuda Indonesia were joined by the Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Harris hotel, Akmani hotel, Hard Rock Café, Mercure hotel, Surfer Girl, Bali Mandira, the Villas, EnviroBali, Padma Boys board riders and various restaurant owners of Seminyak, eventually collecting 1600kg of plastic and organic trash in a strong team effort.
Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
The Badung Regency branch of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) has asked the Provincial Government of Bali to introduce regulations limiting the use of water by the Island’s tourism industry.