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More Positive Cases Of Foot And Mouth Disease Found In Bali As Cattle Vaccines Run Out

Three more cases of Foot and Mouth Disease have been detected in Tabanan Regency in Bali. The Tabanan Agricultural Service has been proactive in its approach to the newly discovered cases, although vaccines for cattle in the area have run out.  Foot and Mouth Disease, referred to in Indonesia as penyakit mulut dan kudu (PMK), …

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UNESCO Teams Complete Review Of Bali’s Batur Geopark To Renew Protected Status

An auditing team from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation has been completing an assessment of Bali’s Batur Geopark. The teams arrived in Bali on Saturday 16th July and held a meeting with Governor Koster to discuss their plans for the week ahead.  Governor Koster told the Indonesian News Agency Antara ‘The presence …

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Bali Increases Conservation Efforts To Tackle Water Scarcity Across Island

Although Bali is surrounded by water, the island is facing water scarcity that is predicted to last until 2030. Many islands in Indonesia, including Bali and Java, and Nusa Tenggara are all facing water scarcity as a result of climate change. Bali-based NGO Puri Kauhan Ubud Foundation launched a new program this week to increase …

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Bali’s Fleet Of Electric Cars For G20 Summit Promotes Green Future For All

In November 2022, Bali will be hosting the G20 Summit. The 2-day conference will see leaders from the world’s 20 biggest economies arrive in Bali to discuss solutions around the summit’s priority themes: global health architecture, sustainable energy transition, and digital transformation. Bali is determined to pioneer sustainable energy solutions at the G20 Summit that …

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Bali To Ban Single Use Plastics By End Of 2022

The Provincial Government in Bali has announced an action plan to eliminate single-use plastics by the end of 2022. The local government and strategic partners are hoping that the ban will be in full flow by the time the G20 Summit comes around in November 2022. Bali is hosting the G20 Summit for the first …

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Bali Fishermen Create Boats From Plastic Bottles

A group of fishermen in Serangan, Denpasar created boats from thousands of plastic bottles that they bought from scavengers and collected themselves from the sea. A group of fishermen in Serangan created tourist boats and canoes from plastic bottles. One of the fishermen named Wayan Patut (aged 51) confirmed that most plastic bottles he used …

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Governor To Close All Bali Landfills By September

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster plans to close all landfills on the island before the G-20 event this year. During a meeting with Bali Senators on Thursday (31/3), Koster confirmed that he plans to close all landfills across the island, including the biggest one in Suwung, Denpasar in 2022. “I will close down all landfills …

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Bali Government To Develop 3,100 Acres Of Rice Fields For Tourism

A Senator of the Tabanan region has confirmed that they will develop thousands of acres of rice fields in Tabanan into tourist spots. The Secretary of Commission I from Tabanan House of Representatives, I Gusti Nyoman Omardani, confirmed that 3,100 acres of rice plantations in the southern part of the Tabanan region are to be …

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Danone-AQUA Joins The Biggest Annual Clean-up In Bali

Danone-AQUA has once again joined Bali’s biggest annual clean-up on Sunday (20/2) as part of their efforts to solve the island’s plastic waste issue and help Bali stay pristine. The trash clean-up movement, The One Island-One Voice by Bye Bye Plastic Bags, was implemented across the island for the 6th time, with support from the …

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Authorities Are Investigating Medical Waste That Was Dumped In Bali Strait

A video showing a large amount of medical waste dumped in a Bali Strait has gone viral on social media. The Head of the Bali Police Department, Irjen Pol Putu Jayan Danu Putra, confirmed that he had deployed a special team to investigate the incident in cooperation with officers from the Banyuwangi police department in …

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Official From Bali Forestry Agency Arrested For Illegal Logging

An official from the Sambangan Village Forest Management Agency (LPHD), Wayan Dapetyasa, has been arrested for illegal logging in Bali. The Head of the Sukasada Police Department, Kompol Made Agus Dwi Wirawan, confirmed that Dapetyasa was detained with three other suspects. This includes Rohmad David Salam, the buyer, Komang Sujana, who was in charge of …

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Four Trees Near Ubud Bali Monkey Forest Collapsed And Caused Road Closure

Four trees near Ubud Monkey Forest have collapsed, causing road closure on Thursday afternoon (6/1). The Head of the Ubud Police Department, Kompol I Made Tama, confirmed that four trees near the Ubud monkey forest collapsed due to bad weather. Due to their old age, the trees lost their ability to withstand the strong winds. …

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