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Eco Tourism Bali



The social company Eco Tourism Bali revealed that the potential for a water deficit in Bali Province is estimated in 2025 due to high development needs, including for the tourism sector.

 

"If you don't do anything, this will get worse," said Eco Tourism Bali Director Rahmi Fajar Harini in Denpasar, Monday.

 

He appreciated the regional government in Bali, one of which was the Gianyar Regency Government, which changed the Building Construction Permit (IMB) to Building Building Approval (PBG).

 

The PBG regulations, he said, do not only involve one agency but three agencies at once so that they are stricter, especially in the use of water sources.

 

Rahmi quoted data on the Water Carrying Capacity Status of Bali Island which was uploaded by the Bali and Nusa Tenggara Ecoregion Development Control Center of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2021, explaining the detailed water status based on the raw water supply system (SPAB) infrastructure.

 

The data states that in 2025 the water status in Bali is predicted to become a deficit due to increasing water demand on the Island of the Gods.

 

Due to this, it is imperative that the tourism industry in Bali needs to become sustainable to protect the resources in Bali.

 

Eco Tourism Bali (ETB) as a circular tourism industry ecosystem which has the main objective of preserving Bali's natural and cultural riches by improving the local community's economy, initiating the development of a sustainable tourism roadmap for small and medium-sized hotels and restaurants in Bali, holding Eco events Tourism Week so that sustainable tourism practices can be implemented.

 

Eco Tourism Bali as a circular ecosystem for the Bali tourism industry is implementing Eco Tourism Week to educate and inspire Bali tourism players so they can help realize sustainability for the future progress of Bali's environment and tourism.

 

Eco Tourism Bali encourages hotel sustainability

 

Sustainable tourism has become a very important part of the global development agenda because it has a profound impact on the environment, culture and economy. Smoke-free areas in implementing sustainable tourism are steps that are in line with efforts to preserve the environment, protect public health and create comfort in traveling. This is in line with the growing tourism trend of prioritizing health and environmental sustainability in their travels.

 

Eco Tourism Bali, represented by Co-Founder Rahmi Fajar Harini, explained the sustainability index for hotels and restaurants which includes component G. Reduction of Pollution and Chemicals which focuses on creating special smoking rooms or implementing a no-smoking policy in public areas. Applying these criteria can provide benefits, namely helping to isolate the impact of emissions and air pollution produced by cigarette smoke, preventing it from spreading to the surrounding environment. This can support the preservation and sustainability of the ecosystem in Bali.



Road Map

 

ETB's action plan begins with building an eco-tourism community, bridging sustainable tourism stakeholders, creating a self-assessment tool to verify sustainable tourism practices in hotel and restaurant environments, developing capacity through educational programs, and finally providing a platform for travelers all over the world, as well as a list of various sustainable tourism services including verified Hotels, Restaurants, Tour Operators, and Small and Medium Enterprises in the Tourism sector.

 

Digital Sustainability Verification Guidelines & System

 

This high economic growth was supported by business fields providing accommodation and food and drink which increased quite high.

 

The increasing growth of Bali tourism, of course, should not harm the existing environmental ecosystem.

 

This is where the important role of Sustainable Tourism is as a solution to maintain a balance between tourism needs with nature and environmental preservation.

 

Eco Tourism Bali (ETB) as a business that focuses on reducing negative impacts on nature and the environment and aims to build a sustainable tourism business community in Bali, has launched Digital Sustainability Verification Guidelines and Systems.

 

This initiative is a way to realize sustainable Bali tourism starting by providing a digital platform where anyone, both tourists and business people, can sign The Green Pages Pledges.

 

On the Eco Tourism Bali website, there is a self-test where business owners can find out the positive impact their business has produced.

 

On the same site, business owners can also get verified as one of the Sustainable Tourism Champions.

 


Bali Regeneration

 

Mangroves are one of the three main carbon-capturing ecosystems on Earth, with the ability to capture many times more C02 than similar biomes, including sea grass and dry forests. Moreover, mangroves that have fallen or died can be regenerated and restored to full capacity in just a short time.

 

Protection of mangrove forests can help countries reduce carbon emissions while providing other benefits to the ecosystem.

 

On this basis, the Bali Regeneration Action that they hold every year as our contribution towards Climate Neutrality in the Tourism and Travel industry by 2050 involves planting as many mangroves as possible.

 

Mangrove Planting

 

With the aim of greening Bali, Eco Tourism Bali together with the Open Flow Learning Center and other communities jointly planted 700 Rhizophora Muktunata mangrove seedlings in Wana Segara Kertih, Jimbaran Bali on 11th February.

 

This is the second time Eco Tourism Bali has carried out mangrove planting activities. The mangrove seed planting activity which was held on 11th February 2023 was carried out in the Wana Segara Kertih Fishermen's Group area. This activity is one of Eco Tourism Bali's commitments in being responsible for re-greening the island of Bali. This activity involves various communities in Bali, namely BEM, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Mahasaraswati University, Adventure Yoga Group and other communities that care about nature.

 

Rahmi Fajar Harini as co-founder of Eco Tourism Bali advised that the aim of Eco Tourism Bali is for people to know the importance of protecting the environment through mangroves, because mangroves have an important role in nature and reducing carbon sinks. Rahmi also expressed his thanks to the partners who have supported this activity.

 

"We plant these mangroves from the heart. Apart from that, through planting these mangroves we save money for our children and grandchildren in the future," said Nyoman as chairman of the Wana Segara Kertih fishermen's group. This mangrove planting activity is the second program where Eco Tourism Bali has partnered with the Global Youth Conference in the first program, then together with Open Flow, Discova, BEM, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Mahasaraswati University, Nature Lovers Student Association, Representatives from the Marine Student Association, Udayana University and also Adventurer Yoga Mothers group. This is the second event of the Regenerative ETB program with a total of 1000 mangrove seedlings planted.

 

Coral Restoration

 

In partnership with Livingseas, ETB holds a Coral Restoration program as an annual activity, also as part of achieving 0% Carbon Emissions by 2050. This annual program is also funded by the ETB Membership.

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