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An Invitation for Beach Clean Up Movement

Community Beach Clean Up – February 14th
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.

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Bali Beach Clean Up Continues

Following a full night of rain on Friday the 30th January the Bali sky was blue by Saturday morning and community groups from Bali gathered for a beach clean up.

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Bali Can be Beastly for the Balinese

Bali governor Made Mangku has again publicly proclaimed that he is uncomfortable with pronouncements proclaiming Bali as a “heavenly island” or “The Island of Paradise.”

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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.

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Mountains of Trash Wash Ashore in Kuta

Every year when the rainy season starts in Bali the entire length of Kuta beach is inundated with a floating mass of trash that washes ashore in sufficient quantities to disgust visitors to the beachfront, frequently ending plans for a day of surf and sand.

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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.

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Governor of Bali Signs Memorandum to Minimise the Use of Plastic Bags

“Welcome to Bali, do you have any plastic bags to declare” will soon be the question tourists are greeted with at Bali International Airport, said the Governor of Bali during his historic meeting with the Bye Bye Plastic Bags Girls today.

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More Warnings About the Disastrous Effects of Uncontrolled Growth in Bali

The Bali chapter of the Association of Tourism Intellectuals (Ikatan Cendekiawan Pariwisata Indonesia – ICPI) is raising alarms that accommodation development in Bali is following an unclear path. This lack of clarity is reflected in the uncontrolled new growth in starred hotels and city hotels.

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Bali Environmentalist Claim Hotels Shown Favoritism in Access to Bali’s Water Supply

An exceptionally dry “dry season” is currently being experienced in Bali, most felt in the southern portions of the Island heavily populated with hotels and private residences.

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Little Action to Address Beach Erosion at Nusa Dua

Officials of the Badung regency have noted shore erosion taking place along the shores of Nusa Dua. However, Made Badra, the chief of Livestock, Fisheries and Oceans (Dinakanlut) for Badung claims the erosion occurring in Kuta is more severe and must be given priority by the government.

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