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"Lack of management and overconsumption of water can cause aquifers to face groundwater depletion and land subsidence. Although Bali is a lush, tropical island with rich volcanic soil and a more than 1,000-year heritage of rice production, researchers estimate … 60% of Bali's water catchments are drying up".
Indonesia trashes over 3 million tonnes of plastic pollution every year – much of it ending up in the world’s oceans, carried on sea currents to neighbour countries like Australia’s beaches and coral reefs, causing death to many marine creatures mistaking plastic for food or trapped in marine debris.
Seed saving and organic permaculture farming or home gardening initiatives are growing IDEP Foundation’s successful cooperative networks with more than 20 local farmers across Bali and new program networks on Flores, Papua and in North Sumatra.
On the slopes of Mount Rinjani – a semi-active volcano on Lombok island, east of Bali, a little-known Critically Endangered raptor species, the Flores hawk-eagle has become a community treasure, the “panda bear” – or flagship species, of avitourism on Lombok. At least, that is the plan.