Category: Conservation

Keeping Paradise a Paradise

On Day one it was love at first sight with the relaxed tropical island pace on Gili Trawangan. Orange-red bleeding sunsets and clear blue seas, daily dives and...

More Harm than Good?

An important project for the island of Lembongan is likely to lead to more harm than good. The deployment of a submarine electricity cable from Bali has resulted in...

Is Marine Conservation Taking Hold in Indonesia?

There are encouraging signs that it really is. The evidence comes from the independent assessment of Indonesia’s 20 year US$ 250 million coral reef rehabilitation and...

John Hardy

Meet John Hardy, Jewellery Designer and Co-Founder of the “Greenest School on Earth”, the Green School in Bali. From bamboo swimming pools to home grown lunches,...

Legal Protection of Indonesia’s Forests

Environmental protection in the Indonesian archipelago, while rather bleak historically, has been improving, especially in the last few years. Concerns regarding mining,...

Natural Wildlife Repositories: The Animal Parks of Bali

Visiting an Indonesia-based animal park is the best way to get acquainted with the country’s unparalleled biodiversity spanning 4,800 kilometers across two...

Olivier Pouillon: Bali Recycling

In the mid-1990s, Olivier Pouillon saw a young child die at an illegal hotel dumpsite. The experience left a deep scar. Olivier resolved to do his part in trying to...

The Biorock Project: Coral Reef Restoration in Pemuteran

One of the biggest issues in modern Indonesia is the deterioration of coastal coral reefs, due to many factors like coastal erosion, illegal bombing or cyanide fishing,...

Pristine Mentawai reef by Francesco Ricciardi

Environmental Terrorism in the Mentawai Islands

An eerie undercover video posted on January 28th that shows coral reefs being illegally bombed for catching fish off the Mentawai island of Siberut has sparked a massive...

Bali’s Sashimi Tuna Journey to the World’s Biggest Fish Market

Five local Indonesian wooden longline vessels enter Benoa harbour within the space of two hours. They have been fishing for yellowfin and bigeye tuna in the Indian Ocean...

Aquatic Alliance: Research & Conservation of Manta Rays in Nusa Lembongan

The Islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are synonymous with wonderful coral reefs, amazing surf breaks, peace and tranquillity. For diving and snorkelling...

The Traditional Fish Market of Jimbaran and Sustainable Seafood Choices

Every visit to a pasar ikan (fish market) in Indonesia can be an unforgettable experience. Not only for the smell and frantic activities around the market, but also...

A Business with No Future: Shark and Ray Fisheries in Indonesia

Fishermen in Indonesia have been catching sharks and rays for centuries, using traditional boats and artisanal tools. For some families, catching a big fish was a...

Surfers Come Together to Rescue Uluwatu

If you were one of the reported 250,000 surfers visiting the Uluwatu cliff each year then at an initial glance there is not much to complain about. Cold drinks, hot food...