Results for Environment
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.