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 […]
Indonesia produced 3.2 million tons of plastic waste in 2010, with around 1.29 million tons of that ending up in the ocean, according to a study published in the journal Science. The figure places Indonesia second only to China, with its 8.8 million tons of waste, or 27 percent of global plastic waste quoted from thejakartapost.com.
Badung regency government has started work on a Rp 21 billion bridge in Sawangan, Nusa Dua that’s meant to connect to a larger ring road proposed for South Bali that would basically outline the Bukit Peninsula, quoted Bali Coconuts.
German experts who ordered post-mortems on 13 dead whales say that the animal’s stomachs and intestines were full of plastic. The 13 dead bodies were washed up on the beach near the German town of Toenning in Schleswig-Holstein
Balinese community leaders have called on the government to implement policies that encourage sustainable tourism on the island.
Coral reefs in and surrounding the Island Conservation Area of Nusa Penida (KKP Nusa Penida) are undergoing the destructive process of coral bleaching
The Jakarta Post reports the religious leaders and high priests of The Indonesian Hindu Religious Council (PHDI) has formally issued an edict declaring Bali’s Benoa Bay a sacred area.