According to data from local authority, about 230 kilometres of the 633 kilometre coastline in Bali has been lost to erosion. Development and impacts of climate change have also contributed. Bali administration has built embankments among other actions but experts fear these efforts are only temporary solutions.
Greening Initiatives Thrive in Bengkala Village, North Bali
Husband and wife, Gede Kresna and Ayu Gayatri, built Rumah Intaran, an eco-house that developed into a learning studio for students and farmers to learn about green architecture, green living and green farming. Anita Syafitri Arif has more.
Bali Airport Closed, Flights Cancelled After Mount Raung Eruption
Lion Air cancelled 35 flights to and from Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, for safety reasons after Mount Raung spews volcanic ashes. “The authorities will close the airport from 1 to 6pm [local time],” said Lion Air Director Edward Sirait in a statement on Wednesday. The decision also affected all […]
Inefficient Marine Protected Areas management resulted to loss of income for locals
Sanur, Ekuatorial – Despite of increasing marine protected areas, there has yet proper management for those areas resulted to minimum benefits received by local people, said activist in Bali, on Tuesday (7/4). “From 131 marine protected areas, only four areas are categorized as green [for management],” said Marthen Welly of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) adding […]
Cops Nab Alleged Turtle Smuggler in Bali
Police foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle rare green turtles from Bali’s mainland to nearby Serangan Island on Tuesday — the latest arrest in a string of turtle smuggling busts to hit the popular tourist destination, as reported by Antara News. A 56-year-old man, identified as Sangkalan, was arrested early this morning after police officers […]
Jakarta Post: Bali Island Powerless for Three Hours
Bali experienced a three-hour total blackout on Saturday evening following a technical issue on one of the extra-high voltage power lines (SUTT) in the Banyuwangi grid in East Java. The Bali office of state electricity company (PLN) reported that the SUTT unit, located in Situbondo, near Banyuwangi, was struck by lightning during a downpour on […]
Tons of Trash Litter Kuta Beach
For the past four days, Kuta Beach in Bali has hosted over 15 tons of garbage resulting in one of the world’s top beach destinations to look more like the slums.
Cyclone Destroys Tens of Homes in Denpasar
At least 80 homes in Denpasar, Bali, were damaged by a tropical cyclone, also known as ‘puting beliung‘, that hit the city at around 2:00 p.m. local time. The Denpasar Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said on Wednesday that ten out of these 80 were severely damaged.
Coral Adoption Program Attracts Tourists, Boosts Economy
A community-based coral rehabilitation program developed by fishermen on Serangan island has attracted more tourists to Serangan to adopt coral. It has also boosted the economy of people living in the area.
Pemuteran: Award Winning Coral Restoration
Since its start in 2000, the Pemuteran coral restoration project has received local and international recognition for its successful community-based effort to restore the damaged coral reefs at Pemuteran Bay.