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 · The Balinese as an Endangered Species
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

The Balinese as an Endangered Species

Sydney Morning Herald Article Traces the Increasing Marginalization of Baliís Endemic Inhabitants


Bali News: The Balinese as an Endangered Species
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/18/2013)

Michael Bachelard, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, presents a compelling description of how rapid development now underway in Bali is marginalizing Bali’s traditional agriculturalists.

 
He relates how the current generation of farmers living in North Kuta are being edged out of their farming plots by diminishing water supplies from local subaks and the encroachment of buildings on every side of their farming plots.

Subak is the centuries old system of water distribution in Bali tied to a traditional governing bodies now being undermined by the Island's property boom.
 
Bachelard quotes Ngurah Wijaya, the chairman of the Bali Tourism Board who says, “we are loving Bali to death.”
 
Underlining how tourism development is also denying local Balinese a future on their own Island, Made Suantha of the Bali Wisnu Foundation told Bachelard that tourist use an average of 1,500 liters of water each day while local Balinese use only 150 liters.
 
Many hotels and business tap into Bali’s underground water supplies, accelerating the dangerous intrusion of salt water into the Island’s water supplies.
 
Meanwhile, a British academic calculates that 260 of Bali’s 400 rivers have now run dry.
 
Bachelard’s article also looks at booming real estate prices in Bali  and how, on an island running of water, the boom is driving many Balinese to sell their lands, loosening irrevocably their ancestral connection to the island.
 
Be sure to read Bachelard’s article examining via the link below detailing a whole range of problems plaguing Bali from diminishing agricultural lands to garbage disposal and a host of other problems that threaten the Island’s future
 
 
Related Articles
 
 
 
 
 
  


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


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
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
Weíre Going to Change the World!
Young People Invited to Joining Baliís Global Initiatives Networking Conference at Canggu Community School October 3-5, 2014
(9/20/2014)
Flying High and Fancy with Garuda
Garuda Indonesia Named as Best Passenger Experience in Asia Pacific Region
(9/20/2014)
Chicago Lovers Come Clean in Bali
Bali Police Say Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack Confess to Roles in Murder of Chicago Socialite Sheila von Weise Mack
(9/20/2014)
Factory Direct
Bali Police Raid Two Narcotics Factories in Denpasar and Buleleng
(9/20/2014)
Cleared for More Landing?
Deputy-Governor of Bali Calls for Extra Runway at Islandís Airport
(9/20/2014)
Longer Hauls; Lower Fares
Indonesia AirAsia Targets Offering Long-Haul Low-Cost Flights to Australia by End of 2014
(9/20/2014)
An Enigma of Non-Arrival
Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipual Removed from Program for 11th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
(9/20/2014)
Happy Landings Galore
Operator of Baliís New Airport Claims it to be the Most Beautiful in the World
(9/20/2014)
When the Past is Pasta
Uma Cucina at Uma by Como Ubud Celebrates its First Anniversary with Three Italian Culinary Events
(9/20/2014)
They Have to be Carefully Taught
Bali Officials from Badung Regency Allow Illegal Villas in North Kuta to Continue Operations
(9/20/2014)
Is the Under Over?
Plans for Pedestrian Underpass at Ngurah Rai Statue Park Now in Doubt
(9/20/2014)
Merpati at an Impasse
Out of Cash with No Assets Left to Sell,ia Merpati Airlines Beyond Redemption?
(9/20/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents