Close
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 · Beware the Attack of the Culture Vultures
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

Beware the Attack of the Culture Vultures

UNESCO World Heritage Site Status for Jatiluwih in Bali Brining Unwanted Attention from Property Developers


Bali News: Beware the Attack of the Culture Vultures
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/4/2013)

The Bali Post reports that the rice terraces of Jatiluwih may be under threat of losing their UNESCO World Heritage status due to the property grab now underway that is destroying the local environment.

Sounding the warning is the chairman of the Tabanan House of Representatives (DPRD-Tabanan), Ketut “Boping” Suryadi.

Speaking on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, “Boping” said he has heard many complaints regarding the influx of investors at Jatiluwih and the elimination of traditional farmlands by new developments.

The lawmaker is concerned that if the condition of Jatiluwih continues to decline, UNESCO might eventually revoke the World Heritage Site status.

To avoid the loss of World Heritage Site status, the DPRD-Tabanan is working to include the Jatiluwih area in “green zone” areas under the regional zoning laws, protecting it from over-development.

Under UNESCO rules, the status and condition of each world heritage site must be audited and reviewed once every five years.

Local officials eager to protect the agricultural character of Jatiluwih insist that traditional agricultural lands can only be protected if farmers are allocated a fair share of Bali’s tourism revenues to help sustain their way of life.

Observers say that most land purchased thus far by investors at Jatiluwih has been limited to plantation lands, with the region’s rice terraces as yet untouched by investors. Many fear, however, that it is only a matter of time before investors’ attention turns to the rice terraces, unless steps are taken to legally protect these areas.

The number of farmers in the Jatiluwih area number 395 cultivating land that covers 303 hectares spread across 7 subak (water irrigation) districts.

Since the establishment of the World Heritage Area at Jatiluwih, agricultural lands have been designated as sustainable lands by the government that cannot be sold or built upon.


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


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
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
Plain Spoken about Tourism
President-elect Joko Widodo Speaks to Bali About Tourism
(9/1/2014)
Bali Training the World’s Green Leaders
UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon Visits Bali’s Green School and Praises it Revolutionary Commitment to Sustainability
(9/1/2014)
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Macbeth Footwear Teams Up with Solemen to Donate Shoes for the Poor
(8/31/2014)
Gypsy at the Wheel
Widespread Violation of Laws on Taxi Meter Use Damaging the Reputation of Bali as a Tourism Destination
(9/1/2014)
It's a Jungle Out There
Denpasar Zoning and Building Authorities Falling Miserably in the Enforcement of the Law
(9/1/2014)
Tough Rules for Hotel Permits in Kuta, Bali
Bali Stops Hotels on Postage Stamp-Sized Pieces of Land in Kuta
(9/1/2014)
For Fans of Fantinel
Six Outstanding Courses and Paired Wines from Fantinel of Northeast Italy at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant – Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali on Friday, September 19, 2014
(8/31/2014)
A Park for Pedestrians
Pedestrian Underpass at Ngurah Rai Monument at Bali Airport Set to Open in Early 2015
(8/31/2014)
We've Got Rhythm!
Bali's Famous and Inspiring Kecak Dance Has a Rich and Varied History
(8/31/2014)
Run for Someone Else’s Life
14th Chapter of Hard Rock Hotel Bali Rock ‘N Run 5 Kilometer Fun Run Sunday, November 2, 2014
(8/31/2014)
In Style and Safety to Gili Trawangan
Bounty Cruises Mounts Luxury Daily Departures from Bali to Gili Trawangan
(8/29/2014)
In Urgent Need of Connections
PLTU Celukan Bawang Aiming to Start Producing Electrical Power for Bali in December 2014 - a Year Behind Schedule
(8/31/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents