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Former Minister Suggests Bali Creates Task Force To Tackle Garbage On Beaches

Indonesia’s Former Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, has spoken to the media about the need for a specialist task force in Bali to deal with the ocean plastic that washes up on the island’s beaches. Talking over a video call, the Pandu Laut Eco Festival, Pudjiastuti, said that the tide of garbage …

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Bali Tourism Leaders Defend Development After Research Shows Rise In Natural Disasters

Tourism leaders in Bali are voicing their support for development on the Island of the Gods. In recent weeks environmental scientists have released research that shows a direct correlation between the increase in natural disasters and the rapid rate of development. Environmental leaders in Bali have called on the tourism and business sweetie to rethink …

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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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Bali Announces New Partnership To Tackle Waste Management Issues

Two of Indonesia’s leading environmental NGOs have announced a partnership to address the problem of plastic waste in Bali. Waste4Change and ecoBali have come together to make a tangible impact on the issue of plastic waste in Bali and across Indonesia. The situation has come to the public’s attention once again in recent weeks as …

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Officials Plea To Bali Government To Protect Against Risks Of Flash Floods

Officials at Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) are calling on the Bali provincial government to pay close attention to the island’s rivers. The swelling rivers that transect the Island of the Gods are showing signs of increased risk of flash flooding. These kinds of natural disasters could prove devastating, even fatal. In light of …

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Businesses Share Aid With Communities As Bali Storm Recovery Operations Begin

Following two weeks of intense storms and heavy rains in Bali, communities, tourists, and businesses across Bali are rallying together to start clean-up operations. Flooding has devastated communities, especially in Jembrana Regency, infrastructure has been destroyed, and flood waters and high tides have transported waste across the island.  Communities, local NGOs, and tourists have come …

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Bali’s Most Popular Beaches Brace For Incoming Tide Of Plastics Waste

Bali’s most popular beaches prepare for an onslaught of plastic pollution washing onto the shoreline. In an annual phenomenon, plastic waste, garbage, and waste from shipping vessels will be carried into land by strong winds, high tides, and driving rains.  Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, 12th October, the Head of Kuta Beach Task Force, I …

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Weather Warnings Issued In Bali For The Week Ahead

The Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) in Bali’s Denpasar have issued weather warnings for the week ahead. The BBMKG has predicted that there will be severe weather events across Bali until at least the 15th of October. Locals and travelers are warned to take precautions, especially at the beach.  The BBMKG has warned …

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Regenerative And Adventure Tourism In Bali Gaining Popularity After Lockdown

While tourism along the southern coast of Bali bounced back reasonably quickly after successive lockdowns, nature and adventure tourism were a little slower to gain traction. Notably, communities running village and adventure-based tourism experiences further inland were vocal about their need for support in the wake of the pandemic. Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno has been …

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Devastating Coal Spill Off Bali Coast Finally Under Control

A coal transport barge that ran aground on the waters off the Northern Bali coast has finally been evacuated. The barge loaded with over 9 tonnes of coal got stranded on Sunday, 28th August. Coal has been spilling off the barge since last weekend. It is not yet known the extent of the damage the …

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Bali Fishermen Demand Action From Government Over Devastating Coal Spill

Ten fishermen from Celukan Bawang village in Buleleng Regency launched a protest outside Governor Wayan Koster’s office on Monday 29th August. The fishermen visited the Governor’s offices on behalf of their community and urged officials to take direct action over a coal spill in the coastal waters of Buleleng.  The team of fishermen submitted a …

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Tourists Complain About ‘Stinky’ Garbage On Bali’s Iconic Canggu Beach

It is no secret that Bali’s waste management systems are under increasing pressure, there is arguably as much plastic pollution washing up on the beaches along the island’s coastline as there is waste flowing downstream from the inland regions.  This week leaders of the Canggu Traditional Village, who are responsible for the management of Bali’s …

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