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20 / 08 / 2017
2:33 am

Denpasar

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Governor calls for greening of Batur

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika urged the people of Batur to launch real efforts to rehabilitate the area around the famed mountain and lake.

Which for decades has been degraded by illegal sand and stone mining as well as chemical substances from fertilizers. The area has been officially named a geopark by the central government and is expected to attract 1.5 million visitors by 2014. Illegal sand and stone mining, chemicals used by fishermen to feed fish, and farming activities using pesticides have damaged the environment in the area and triggered soil erosion and contamination of the lake.