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 · Seeds for Bali
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

Seeds for Bali

Purchase a Seedling During the UN Climate Change Conference and Create a Forest on Nusa Penida Island.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/1/2007)

Visitors to Bali and delegate attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) between December 3 – 14, 2007 will have the opportunity to purchase trees saplings that will eventually become part of a "new" forest on the barren island of Nusa Penida, located only a few miles from Bali's shores.

Seeds for Bali

Seeds for Bali is a non-profit program initiated by Bank Danamon Indonesia and co-sponsored by Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), in partnership with Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF). The program aims to pilot reforestation efforts on some of the most arid places in Bali, with "seed money" provided by Danamon, BTDC and donations from American Express Card members worldwide.

Through the promotion of Seeds for Bali at 3 tented locations in Bali the organizers hope to help accelerate public awareness on the important role of trees and reforestation in the effort to combat global warming. Via the sale of subsidized trees for eventual planting on Nusa Penida, participants will make a real impact on a specific micro-habitat conservation effort, offset their carbon footprint and make a positive contribution to the economy of Bali.

Working with Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF), a ten hectare block of land at Nusa Penida's Puncak Temu and another plot of equal size at Adegan Village have been chosen to receive the thousands of trees targeted to be sold during the UNFCCC. The project works to ensure an 80% survival rate of the trees through the end of fifth year by working with local communities who help raise seedlings, prepare ground for planting, establishing catchments systems, undertake site maintenance and ongoing plant care. FNPF, the executor of Seeds for Bali program, estimates the cost of caring for a tree for 5 years is around US$3.30 per plant.

The choice of seedlings is based on a wide range of native species deemed suitable for the extreme conditions existing at the planting area, able to benefit local wildlife and birds, provide an economic benefit to the local community and have a firm connection to local cultural traditions.

Among the trees selected for Nusa Penida are sandalwood and mahogany trees with planting scheduled to commence in mid-December. An aerial surveillance program will be employed to track progress and safeguard the new plantings.

Donors and interested parties will be able to monitor the project on line at [Friends Nation Park Website.]

Seed for Bali information and purchase booths will be open from December 3-14 in three separate locations: Nusa Dua next to the Bali Eye, Nusa Dua opposite the entrance to Bali Collection and in Kuta in front of the Hard Rock Café. Trees can also be purchased through the end of December at the Bali Danamon Office (Legian Street) and Rascals (Legian and Kuta Streets).

For more information call American Express Merchant Services – Bali Office at ++62-(0)361- 757510/11 or ask your Hotel Concierge.

Related Sites

[Friends of the National Park Foundation]

[Bali Tourism Development Corporation Web Site]


© 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
No More Dog and Pony Shows, Please!
Editorial: The Lack of a Public Hearing Process in Bali is Leading Bali into Murky Dangerous Waters on Non-Transparency
(12/19/2014)
For Instant Gas Relief
Pertamina Says it will Go Ahead with ‘Perfectly Safe’ LNG Depot at Bali’s Port of Benoa
(12/19/2014)
A Sinking Feeling
PT Pelni Doubles the Maximum Passenger Limits on its Passenger Ships Over the Year End Holiday Period
(12/13/2014)
What a Difference a Day Makes
Provincial Workers in Bali Government Granted Only a One-Day Holiday at Galungan
(12/13/2014)
When is Enough, Enough?
While Government Targets 20 Million Foreign Tourists by 2019, Concerns Expressed Regarding Carrying Capacity of Indonesia’s Tourism Infrastructure
(12/13/2014)
Tax and Service Included
Requirement to Include Airport Service Charge in Price of Airline Tickets Postponed until March 1, 2015
(12/13/2014)
From the Past, into the Present, for the Future
An exhibition of Batik by Museum Kain at the Ganesha Gallery in Bali from December 25, 2014 – January 2, 2015
(12/13/2014)
What's Cooking for Christmas?
Bali Culinary Professionals Christmas Party on Saturday, December 20, 2014
(12/13/2014)
90% Arrivals from Domestic & Regional Sources
Bali by the Numbers: While November Foreign Tourist Arrival Dip, Bali Likely to End 2014 with 3.7 million Foreign Visitors
(12/19/2014)
Sounds of the Season
Bali Community Choir in Concert of Christmas Music on Friday, December 19, 2014
(12/13/2014)
Lavishing on our Lavatories
Governor Identifies Clean Toilets at Government Offices as Fundamental to Good Public Service
(12/13/2014)
Benoa Bay: Ankle Deep in Troubles
Increasing Shallowness of Benoa Bay Underlines Need to Revitalize the Area’s Natural Environment
(12/13/2014)
All [News]!