Saving Baliís Changing Landscape
Bali Post Poll Underlines Growing Concern Over Loss of Agricultural Lands in Bali
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A poll published by the Bali Post indicates most residents of Bali are increasingly concerned with the current free-for-all of allowing investors to change long-standing and pre-designated uses of land in Bali to suit the specific needs of their investment project.
The rapid loss of agricultural zones, no-build “green zones,” and infringement on setback areas from temples, rivers and seaside locations are raising alarm among many in the community that the face of Bali is being irrevocably damaged by the demands of business with little regard for the long-term implicaitons on Bali's culture.
The survey conducted with 680 respondents by phone and written questionnaires by Bali Post asked:
- Do you agree that the process of sub-dividng property be limited in order to minimize the changes in land use?
- Agree – 66%
- Disagree – 22%
- No opinion – 12%
- Does the increase in housing estates in Bali stimulate migration to Bali?
- Agree, stimulates migration to Bali– 53%
- Little effect on migration – 29%
- No opinion – 18%
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