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Stop Over-Exploiting Bali's Environment

Jakarta Post Article Offers a Wake-Up Call Reminding that the Same Tourism that Has Made Bali Famous Carries with it the Seeds of the Islandís Decline


Bali News: Stop Over-Exploiting Bali's Environment
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(9/4/2011)

A recent article in The Jakarta Post did a masterful job of summarizing how Bali is suffering from the excesses of its own success. That article [“Bali Must Stop Over-Exploiting Environment for Tourism: Activists”]  lays the blame for the ongoing degradation of Bali’s natural environment on the current tourism boom; the conversion of agricultural lands to other pursuits; the over -exploitation of water resources ;and a general lack of concern by hotels and tour operators in taking a proactive role in saving Bali for future generations.

The succinct article that's well worth the read, quotes a number of environmental activists on topics ranging from overpopulation, land usage, water resource depletion and waste disposal

Following the link above to read the article.


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