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 · Bali's Green Governor
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

Bali's Green Governor

Governor Pastika Want Stricter Enforcement and Larger Fines to Help Preserve Bali's Forest, Rivers and Lakes.


Bali News: Bali's Green Governor
Click Image to Enlarge

(9/27/2008)

Governor Made Mangku Pastika used the visit to Bali of the Deputy Minister for the Environment to share his views on a number of issues facing the island's ecosystem. As reported in the Bali Post, Pastika told the Deputy Minister for Education, Communication and Public Participation within the Environmental Agency, Sudariyono, that the island's jungles are diminishing, its lakes and rivers are drying up, air pollution worsens as the number of vehicles continue to increase, and water tables are being depleted by large industry.

Complained the Governor: "Ideally, 30% of every area (in Bali) should be reserved for jungle. Although, in reality, only 22% of the island remains in a jungle state."

Bali's Chief Executive went on to explain that each year around 1,000 hectares of farm land is converted from its agricultural function. Meanwhile, economically disadvantaged island residents living at higher altitudes practice unregulated deforestation. Adding, "people must be made to realize that this irresponsible exploitation of nature has grave consequences and endangers us all."

Calling for stricter enforcement of the law, Governor Pastika said, "those destroying the environment should have to pay large fines with the proceeds from those fines being used to repair the environment." Sudariyono endorsed the Governor's sentiments, promising to work more closely with related relevant agencies in Bali, such as the Environmental Department and the Regional Research Center for the Environment. Sudariyono concluded his comments by saying: "No matter how you look at it, Bali is a part of Indonesia known to the entire world and the preservation of its natural environment is an absolute requirement."

Awards are Nice, But . . .

The Governor also used the occasion to focus on the role and importance of environmental awards presented each year by the Government. According to Pastika, while such awards are a good thing, they do not necessarily represent an effective contribution towards solving Bali's many environmental problems. Explaining himself, Governor Pastika said, "this does not mean that I am denigrating the presentation of awards, but we need something (more) concrete in efforts to save the environment." Bali's newly elected governor said he wants to see award winners demonstrate a responsibility for their recognition by using the prestige for even greater environmental preservation in the future.


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


 
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
A Voice from Ukraine. A Voice from Beyond
I Wayan Sujana: Born Bali - 1989 Died Ukraine -2014
(7/21/2014)
Calling all F&B Professionals
Join a Feast Breaking Gathering of Bali Culinary Professionals on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Pica Tapas Bar
(7/21/2014)
Bali, Mystical and Darkly Magic
Séance Held to Communicate with one of the Balinese Victims of the Shoot Down of MH17
(7/21/2014)
The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Jazz
Ubud Jazz Festival August 8-9, 2014
(7/20/2014)
Tree of Death
Young Australian Designer Commits Suicide in Dalung, Bali
(7/20/2014)
Interrupted Journey to Paradise
Six Bali Residents Die in Crash of MH 17 Shot Down Over Ukraine
(7/20/2014)
Colorfast Rainbow
Sanur Beach Now Home to Rainbow Coin Laundry - Our Favorite Laundromat.
(7/20/2014)
Show Them the Door
DPR Tells BUMN Minister Dahlan Iskan to Replace all Merpati Directors
(7/20/2014)
Self-energizing
Bali Needs to Become More Energy Independent
(7/21/2014)
Seeking a Lion’s Share of Jetstar
Lion Air Reported to be Seeking to a 49% Share of Jetstar from Qantas Airways
(7/19/2014)
A Disgusting Shell Game
Police Arrest Man Attempting to Sell Turtles to Bali Restaurants
(7/19/2014)
A Decade of Thanks
Balinese Thanksgiving of ‘Nyelung’ Celebrated Once every Decade by Gianyar Farmers
(7/19/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents