Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Itís a Jungle Out There
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Itís a Jungle Out There

Growing Opposition Over Jakartaís Plans to Develop Large Tract of National Jungle in Baliís North for Tourist Project

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, hutan, Dason, jungle, PT NBA, Ministry of Forestry, Made Mangku Pastika, Buleleng, zoning, environmental protection, Walhi Environmental Action Group, Nusa Bali Abadi
Click Image to Enlarge


A principal agreement issued by the Minister of Forestry to PT Nusa Bali Abadi (NBA) to use the State-owned jungle area of Dasong, Buleleng, North Bali is once again coming under intense criticism in Bali.

An original permit granted in 2007 to PT NBA prompted a strong written protest from Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika to the Minister of Forestry in 2009, demanding the permit be withdrawn. The governor’s letter, 3 years later, has yet to be dignified with a response from the Minister of Forestry.

Quoted by, on Friday, May 11, 2012, as Pastika explained to members of the Walhi Environmental Action Group , “in 2009 I sent a letter to the Minister of Forestry asking the permit be withdrawn, but until now the permit has not been withdrawn.”

The polemic over the use of the Dason jungle intensified following recent reports that PT NBA has forwarded another request to the Buleleng government in North Bali requesting their permit be expanded to include a total of 102 hectares. That request has released a hailstorm of protests from the public and environmental groups demanding the provincial government of Bali be consistent in refusing a use change for natural jungle areas.

Opponents of the project point to the need to preserve forests as absorption areas to prevent flooding. Meanwhile, other are championing the religious significance of the area, located near a number of Hindu temples.

Governor Pastika admonished: “What’s important now is our hope that PT NBA understands the situation and local demands, If they want to have a business in Bali then they must acknowledge the local values held dear by all the Balinese people.”

To date PT NBA has not received the required recommendation for the project from the Governor of Bali as required by a 1994 law stipulating that all nature tourism enterprises must first be considered and reviewed by the Governor.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


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
Trip the Light Fantastic
Tango in Paradise Ė Masters of Dance to Perform in Bali Saturday, November 26, 2016
RIP: Sri Pitono: 1964-2016
Veteran Bali Travel Industry Member Sri Pitono Dies at Age 52
A Fatal Fall
English Hiker Falls to His Death on Mount Abang in Bali
Fatally Flawed Connection
Nine Dead and Many Injured as Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
Baliís Better on a Bicycle
Bali is the venue for a Cross Country Cycling event scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016
Forgive, But Never Forget
Governor Pastika Calls for Forgiveness at 14th Anniversary of 2002 Bali Bombing
When a Lake Becomes a Trash Bin
People of the Ancient Village of Terunyan at Lake Batur in Bali Discard Garbage in the Lake as Garbage No Longer Collected by Local Authorities
Bridges are Falling
Bridge Collapse in West Bali Isolates Communities and Businesses in Tabanan
Be of Good Cheer!
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset Christmas Buffet Fundraiser on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Baksheesh Relief?
Special Team Formed to Battle Illegal Kickbacks Paid to Bali Police
Aborted Landing
Bali Airport Closes for 1.5 Hours to Make Emergency Runway Repairs
Charity as a Stretch
Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali hosts Family Yoga Session on the Beach for UNICEF on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
All [News]!