The population of Sumatran elephants has plummeted in the past nine years mainly due to the conversion of forest areas into plantations and settlements, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia has announced, quoted from The Jakarta Post.
These included the critically endangered Black-Winged Myna, native to Java and Bali, and other rare species found nowhere outside Indonesia’s vast archipelago.
Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner. But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing equipment, cargo container parts, or plastic shopping bags, a new narrative is emerging in the hunt for the missing plane: There’s more garbage out there than you think. Most of it is plastic. And marine life ingests it, with catastrophic consequences.
Berdasarkan penelitian, termasuk wawancara dengan 100 wisatawan asing pada 2010, sebanyak 90% dari mereka yang diwawancarai berasumsi bahwa Bali masih memiliki persediaan air tawar yang melimpah. 50% dari mereka yang diwawancarai menyatakan terkejut ketika diberitahu tentang krisis air di Bali. 68% dari mereka diberitahu tentang krisis, berjanji untuk mencoba menghemat air jika diminta untuk melakukannya […]
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.
Balinese community leaders have called on the government to implement policies that encourage sustainable tourism on the island.
The Indonesian Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) has dismissed the speculation of “pseudo-scientists” trying to link a June 9, 2016, 6.3 Richter scale earthquake hundreds of kilometers southeast of Bali to a series of large waves that have swept over the Bali in recent weeks, quoted from Bali Discovery.
The children of Pejeng play among glass and waste left behind by tourists, as their parents wade through tonnes of rubbish collecting bottles and plastic.
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.
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 […]