Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mangrove forest conservation in Benoa Bay, South Bali

Mangrove forest conservation in Benoa BayConservation of mangrove forests in Benoa bay, located in Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia. Not just a mangrove forest conservation, as well as a tourist attraction attractive for local and foreign tourists.


Mangroves are a collection of mangrove plants that are useful to keep the soil in coastal areas prone to abrasion. Mangroves also be a live crab, fish, shellfish, lizards, and various types of shrimp, and small fish. If a beach in overgrown by mangroves are many and into the woods, then the condition of the beach will turn into a muddy swamp.

Mangrove forest conservation in Benoa Bay
In Benoa bay, mangrove forests are very beneficial to keep the land from abrasion. Prior to this area as a protected area, was once the pond made ​​by residents. The pond is very damaging to the environment and prone to abrasion. Now it has been in the conservation area to be used as environmental conditions remain stable and uninterrupted.

Mangrove conservation in Benoa Bay is also a tourist attraction for local and foreign tourists. The government built a wooden bridge to get to the middle of the mangrove forest, because, amid mangrove swamps are common wet tide. So that tourists can look around the environment and forest areas, made ​​of wood bridge very long, down to the middle of the forest, winding, but flat. In the second half of the road, on the wooden bridge, there is a shelter, and to relax if you feel tired of walking. At the end of the bridge, there is a fairly large resort. From this place we can see the toll road over the sea and the port of Benoa, which is very busy.

Mangrove forest conservation in Benoa Bay
Currently, there is a very sad controversy about Mangrove at bay of Benoa. The plan, which will be taken by the Province of Bali, is going to do reclaiming bay of Benoa, resistance from some elements of society. The government's plan will undertake to reclaim the bay of Benoa, aiming to restore a small island that has been lost due to ocean currents, as well as create new tourism vehicle to create new job opportunities. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new jobs if Benoa bay reclamation plan on doing.

But the rejection of Benoa bay reclamation plan does not have the support of the central government, so that the elements of citizens and environmental rescue organization be disappointed. Rejection is done on the grounds that the reclamation plan for the bay of Benoa will destroy mangrove forests in the region. Reclamation also will destroy the ecosystem that has grown in the region.

Mangrove forest conservation in Benoa Bay
What is interesting during a visit in the mangroves in the bay of Benoa is we can enjoy a quiet and comfortable susana, listening to the sound of birds very much, the air fresh and clean, with a walk and exercise.

Bad things that exist in the mangroves in the bay of Benoa is garbage in the forest. Plastic trash that has accumulated under the trees and float in the water. This trash from the river in the forest. No maintenance and cleanup efforts from the government. This condition is one of the reasons the government plans to reclaim the bay of Benoa, so that the environment is maintained and always supervised.

Mangrove forest conservation in Benoa Bay

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