Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bali Beaches Tourist Places Becoming Conservation

Bali Island with its exotic culture and scenic beauty of beaches and mountains is most popular with international tourists. Bali has beach length ± 430 km and around 18% are coral beach with white sand. However about 64.5 km of the beach length or 15% have been eroded because of the human activity and natural factor. It is giving impact to the environment, also existing infrastructures surrounding it. The tourist industry is centred a round the southern coral beaches of Sanur, Nusa Dua and Kuta which are occupied 6% of the total coastline of Bali. For protecting the own land and beach which are threatening, it is important to do such preservation/conservation efforts especially for the beach area because tourism contribute to the national income.

For the people of Bali, beaches are functioned as religious, recreational, fishery and living places. Considering to the function and value of the beach in Bali is very important and also as a very potential asset, so the eroded process that still happened need to be concerned and a seriously efforts have to carried out by Government and society.

Based on Feasibility Study carried out by the Bali Regional Office of Ministry of Public Work, some areas are categorized experienced serious erosion and become to the priority conservation such as Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua and Tanah Lot, To overcome this situation in 1997- 2004, the Government of Republic Indonesia with a Foreign Loan from Japan Banking for International Cooperation (JBIC) under the Urgent Bali Beach Conservation Project carried out the project with major shoreline construction for the whole area in Bali (Tanah Lot, Candi Dasa, Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua).

To develop shore protection work for Sanur Beach need Strategy Planning. Strategy Plan is the key whole integrated planning and management process. Strategy Plan involved all the preliminary investigation, data collection, dialogue, negotiation and draft writing that is necessary to enable the government to define the issue (John R Clark,1996). Some strategy plan will be integrated became Master plan and improved ICZM. It is most important assist government to develop guideline for ICZM.


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