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Keeping Tourism Green in Indonesia

Elephant Safari Park & Lodge and Sangeh Monkey Forest Bring Bali Honors at Cipta Green Awards from Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

(11/22/2010) Indonesia's Ministry of Culture and Tourism recognized the country's best green areas and tourism operators at a gala dinner held in Jakarta on November 4, 2010, hosted by the Minster Jero Wacik.

Winning Cipta Green Awards as Indonesia's best managed and "green" destination areas were:

Tanjung Putting Orang Utan National Park in Central Kalimantan.

Elephant Safari Park and Lodge in Taro, Bali.

Rinjani Mountain Trek in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

Earning recognition as best government agency-managed destinations were:

Tanah Lot, Bali

Iboih Sea Gardens near Weh Island in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Winning runner up awards for private sector managed destinations:

Amanwana Resort at Pulau Moyo, West Nusa Tenggara

Pasir Mukti Tourist Park in West Java.

Sangeh Monkey Forest in Bali.

Turtle Conservation area in the Derawan Archipelago , East Kalimantan

This was the first time the Cipta Green Awards were given to the private sector, public sector and individual or non-governmental agencies to recognize and encourage sustainable tourism management in Indonesia's.