Results for Environment
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.
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.
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.
World Champion surfer Joel Parkinson and his sponsors Billabong have joined forces to help clean up Bali. They are working together to raise money and stop solid waste from getting into the surf, reefs, and beaches by donating a signed 6’2” J.S. Industries surfboard.
The growing tourism industry in Bali should not harm the environment and cultures, stated President elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
The 7th Big Bali Eco Weekend was recently held on the beaches of Legian and Uluwatu. Through a multitude of events, and in collaboration with Coca-Cola and Garuda, Quiksilver raised awareness for clean Bali beaches, protecting the environment and local turtles, along with promoting sustainable tourism.
When the original Ocean Cleanup Array plan was presented over a year ago, it was immediately met with a significant amount of skepticism. However, a new year-long feasibility study has confirmed teenage inventor and conservationist Boyan Slat’s claims. What does this mean? If implemented and executed to specification, we might actually be able to remove up to seven million tons of plastic trash from the world’s oceans.
As is traditional the day before the Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony each year, the Rip Curl crew and surf team spend the morning at Padang-Padang searching every nook and cranny of the beach, hillside and parking lots picking up plastic and all other forms of trash that stack up with all the tourists coming to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, the warm water, and the amazing view.
Last April month, Casa de Mar Hotel closed the public beach access road to the El Sunzal surf spot. Sunzal is known for it’s great surf. The community of Sunzal includes a handful of small hostels that provide budget accommodations for travelers. The hostels, as well as local fisherman, oyster divers, surfers, and the community as a whole use the public beach access.