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G20 Leaders Plant Mangrove Trees At Bali Ecotourism Project

World leaders have joined Indonesian President Joko Widodo in planting mangrove saplings in southern Bali. As part of the G20 Summit, world leaders joined together to plant mangrove trees in the reforestation project at the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park.  The theme of this year’s G20 event is Recovery Together, Recover Stronger, and Bali architect …

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Mass Capture Of Tropical Fish off Bali Coast Spells Disaster For Biodiversity And Tourism

An investigation has found that millions of saltwater fish are being caught in the waters around Bali every year. These tropical fish are being sent to aquariums and fish tanks across the globe, spelling potential disaster for vulnerable coral reefs. While the mass capture of tropical fish may provide jobs for some rural coastal communities, …

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Emotional Scene As Three Rescue Dolphins In Bali Released Into The Wild

Over the weekend, there were emotional scenes in North Bali as conservation agencies released three rescued Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins into the open ocean.  The release comes three years after the initial rescue of captive dolphins Johnny, Rocky, and Rambo, from a hotel in North Bali, where they were used in tourist shows. The release effort …

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Conservationists In Bali Update Tourist Diving Regulations To Protect Rare Marine Life

The seasonal return of shoals of Sunfish in the shallow waters around Nusa Penida has led local conservationists to update and promote the code of conduct for divers and snorkelers. Sunfish, known locally as Mola-Mola, are most commonly found in the waters off Nusa Penida from July to September. Tourists from all around the world …

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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 Community Creates New Rules At Popular Diving Hotspot To Protect Biodiversity

Community leaders at Tulamben Beach have implemented new rules to help protect the coastline’s exceptional biodiversity. Tulamben Beach is loved by locals and tourists for its world-class diving. The community has implemented restrictions on fishing in the waters off Tulamben Beach to help preserve the coral reefs and the fish stocks in the area.  The …

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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 Official Confirms Kuta Beach Erosion Will Be Solved By 2023

Bali’s world-famous Kuta Beach is experiencing increased beach erosion as the years go by. This is putting communities around Kuta Village and Regency Departments in a catch-22 situation. On the one hand, they are cautious about the impact coastal management systems would have a negative impact on the aesthetic of the beach. While on the …

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Japanese Government Funds Huge Bali Beach Conservation Project

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has been supporting the Indonesian Ministry of Public Work and Public Housing to conserve Bali’s world-famous beaches. The project that has been running since 2017 is now entering phase two. The Japan International Cooperation Agency is injecting the second round of funding to support the project that will bring environmental, …

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