58,000 Hectares Ablaze in Sumatra as Haze Spreads West

58,000 Hectares Ablaze in Sumatra as Haze Spreads West

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.

Ecuador Seizes 200,000 Shark Fins

Ecuador Seizes 200,000 Shark Fins

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.

Surfers at Peruvian Beach Clash With Riot Police

Surfers at Peruvian Beach Clash With Riot Police

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.

An Invitation for Beach Clean Up This Weekend

An Invitation for Beach Clean Up This Weekend

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.

Which Countries Create the Most Ocean Trash?

Which Countries Create the Most Ocean Trash?

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.

An Invitation for Beach Clean Up Movement

An Invitation for Beach Clean Up Movement

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.

Uphill Battle to Tackle Indonesian Shark Fishing

Uphill Battle to Tackle Indonesian Shark Fishing

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.

Bali is Running Out of Water

Bali is Running Out of Water

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.