Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Tidal Change Needed in How We Care for Bali's Oceans
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Tidal Change Needed in How We Care for Bali's Oceans

More Coverage of Local Outrage and Response to High Pollution Levels Reported on Bali's Beaches.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/9/2006)

As reported on balidiscovery.com [Protecting Bali's Beaches and its Tourism Reputation], increasing pollution along Bali's southern beaches is a source of growing public concern and closer scrutiny on how business and tourism operators across the island dispose of their waste and sewage.

Minister of Tourism Reacts

As reports of concerning levels of nitrates, bacteria and other pollutants in Bali's coastal waters arrived on his desk, Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, called for quick action to stop the pollution which threatens the entire tourism industry. The Minister called for legal action against the perpetrators of the pollution, if that was necessary to clean up the Island's waters.

Although pollution enforcement fall under another branch of the Government, Minister Wacik has issued instructions to his staff in Bali to find out who is responsible for polluting the waters off Bali's beaches. Two days prior to the story reporting the Minister's "get tough" order in the Indonesian language Nusa Bali, that paper carried a front page photograph of a large sewage pipe discharging waste on Sanur beach, allegedly connected to a nearby star-rated hotel.

Local Reaction

Meanwhile, Nusa Bali reports that Denpasar's Mayor, Anak Agung Gde Ngurah Puspayoga, has issued orders to the City’s Environmental Service to track down the source of the pollution echoing a separate instruction from the Regent of Badung, A.A. Gde Agung, to the Provincial Environmental Impact Management Agency (Bappedalda) to get tough on polluters.

Jail Time for Polluting Hotel and Restaurant Owners?

In the most recent of a continuing series of page-one articles in Nusa Bali stretching over a time period of more than one week, a law expert from Bali's Udayana University, Professor Dr. I Dewa Gde Atmaja, explained that the environmental law of 1997 provided for punishments of up to 10 years in prison and Rp. 500 million (approximately US$54,400) in fines for those found guilty of polluting the nation's waterway and oceans.

The professor questioned the sincerity of local law enforcement officials who refuse to take definitive action against polluters despite having a clearly presented piece of legislation clearing the way for enforcement. According to the law professor, the same law also opened the possibility for local citizen's groups and environmental organization to file complaints with the police against companies they know to be polluting Bali's oceans.

A local environmental activist from Sanur told Nusa Bali that letters to local hotels complaining about specific instances of pollution have been largely ignored.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bali Leads Indonesian Tourism
Bali Allocated 40% Share of Targeted 15 Million Foreign Tourists for Indonesia in 2017
(1/21/2017)
Are the Dolphins Safe?
Local Villagers Seize Control of Serangan Island Captive Dolphin Attraction
(1/21/2017)
Caught in the Act
Algerian Purse Snatcher Caught by Police in Kuta
(1/21/2017)
Charity on Wheels
Bali Dynasty Resort Dedicates Itself to Disadvantaged Residents Through Support of Solemen Indonesia
(1/21/2017)
Due for an Extended Absence from Bali
Balinese Man Working on International Cruise Ship Facing Long Prison Term for Sex with an Underage Child
(1/20/2017)
Every Flavor is a Story
Ubud Food Festival Explores Indonesia’s Rich Diversity May 12-14, 2017
(1/20/2017)
More Rooms in Jimbaran
AYANA Adds 120 More Rooms at Rimba Resort
(1/20/2017)
The Middle Kingdom is Coming
Chinese Project To Dominate Indonesian Arrivals with 2.453 Mainland Visitors in 2017
(1/20/2017)
Water, Women and Children
8th Denpasar Film Festival September 6-10, 2017
(1/20/2017)
Have you Seen this Couple?
Police from Indonesia and Belgium Seeking Leads on Missing Belgium-German Couple
(1/20/2017)
Tiger Back from Brink
TigerAir Australia to Resume Bali Flight on February 3, 2017
(1/20/2017)
Turbulence Ahead?
Former Garuda Indonesia CEO Named Suspect in Major Corruption Case
(1/20/2017)
All [News]!