The Government of Indonesia
has declared 24 marine protected areas throughout
the country. There are plans to expand this
to 85 reserves covering 30 million hectares
by the end of this century.
Recent initiatives include plans
for the management of important marine habitants
such as coral reefs and mangroves for sustainable
use and conservation. Marine animals are also
benefiting from marine conservation efforts.
Recent laws have banned the hunting of most
turtles throughout the country.
REEF WATCH PROGRAM
only will you enjoy your day trip to Lembongan
Island with Bali Hai Cruises, but you also have
the opportunity to become involved in our reef
watch program at the Reef Appreciation Area.
Bali Hai Cruises has recognised the importance
and uniqueness of the Lembongan Island Reef
and are supporting the Indonesian Government
in protecting and managing the reef. To firm
our commitment to conservation, Bali Hai Cruises
employs a marine biologist to monitor the reef,
suggest new ways it can be managed and develop
ways that you can learn more about the marine
life and fish. The cruises and activities at
the Island are designed to create as little
disturbance as possible to marine life. Bali
Hai Cruises is a member of and supports the
Marine Education Society of Australia.
ELEPHANT SAFARI PARK
Don't leave Bali without visiting
these truly unique and spectacular Indonesian
Elephants. Located in the cool jungle forest
of Desa Taro, (20 mins north of Ubud Bali),
the Elephant Safari Park offers you the chance
to feed and interact with these wonderful creatures
in a natural setting. A 30 minute Elephant Safari
ride is available to those who wish to do more
than just look. Then watch the Elephants as
they take a bath, immersing themselves in the
cool waters of the lake. Bali Elephant Safaris
are suitable for all ages.
Taman Burung Bali Bird Park, Singapadu, near
Batubulan. Taman Burung houses over 1000 birds,
including varieties from all over Indonesia.
One of the aims of the park is to breed endangered
species in captivity, including the indigenous
Bali Mynah. Those of you who are not necesarily
interested in ornithology will be impressed
by the two hectares of Bali tropical gardens.