Bali’s Coast Plagued with Trash, Pollution
Author: Desy Nurhayati
Source: Jakarta Post
February 25, 2013
Bali’s coastline still faces the serious problem of marine litter, especially plastic trash, and pollution entering the ocean through streams and rivers, as well as seepage from areas of coastal infrastructure development.
Omnipresent plastic trash is one of the greatest examples evidencing the serious management problems for Bali’s marine ecosystem, Ketut S. Putra, country executive director for Conservation International Indonesia (CI), told Bali Daily recently.
“During several diving sessions, we still found plastic litter and abandoned net fouling and tangling the coral. This could cause the corals to die and disturb the underwater scenery.”
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