Balinese rituals fuel spike in trafficking of endangered sea turtles

By Johnny Langenheim DENPASAR, Indonesia — A recent spate of busts has placed Bali in the spotlight once again as a key domestic market for endangered sea turtles. In February, Bali marine police officers confiscated 600 kilograms of butchered green turtle meat from a truck that had travelled from Madura Island to the resort enclave

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Bali police deepen shark smuggling investigation after stopping boat with 300 kg of shark meat

Bali Police is deepening its investigation into an alleged shark smuggling case after thwarting a boat with a net containing 300 kilograms of dead sharks. The boat was stopped in...

Bali police deepen shark smuggling investigation after stopping boat with 300 kg of shark meat

Elephant kills handler during feeding time at Bali park

A male Sumatran elephant killed its keeper on Friday morning in Bali when the man entered its enclosure to feed the animal. I Nyoman Levi Suwitha, 60, also known as Mangku Levi,...

Elephant kills handler during feeding time at Bali park

Python weighing an estimated 70 kg found in Denpasar family’s roof

A python measuring about five meters in length was evacuated from the roof of a house in Pedungan, Denpasar on Tuesday morning. Local resident Nyoman Sumanata, 35, who helped...

Python weighing an estimated 70 kg found in Denpasar family’s roof

Aussie woman bitten after stepping on venomous snake at Ubud hotel

An Australian woman was apparently bitten by a venomous snake after she stepped on it while at her Ubud hotel last month. Renee Cunningham, says she didn’t immediately realize...

Aussie woman bitten after stepping on venomous snake at Ubud hotel

People are outraged over this Bali man’s photos posing with dead monkey and its baby

Photos of a man in Bali posing with a dead monkey and its baby has netizens in an uproar. In one of the photos, the man is holding up a large macaque by the neck like a trophy in...

People are outraged over this Bali man’s photos posing with dead monkey and its baby

British tourist finds live scorpion in luggage after returning home from Bali holiday (VIDEO)

Some people just settle for a couple of sarongs or some rice farmer hats as souvenirs from their Bali holiday. One British tourist, however, got a whole lot more than she...

British tourist finds live scorpion in luggage after returning home from Bali holiday (VIDEO)

Dogs eliminated and vaccinated in Bangli, Bali after local residents bitten

After receiving reports that five people in Bali’s Bangli Regency were bitten by stray dogs, the local government stepped in, vaccinating some dogs and eliminating others. Local...

Dogs eliminated and vaccinated in Bangli, Bali after local residents bitten

Bali pigs checked out for streptococcal meningitis

The Bali Provincial Department of Animal Husbandry (Disnakeswan) is testing and checking pigs on the island to ensure livestock are free of streptococcal meningitis after a bout...

Bali pigs checked out for streptococcal meningitis

Police seize 400 kg of turtle meat during Bali inspection

Police uncovered 400 kilograms of turtle meat from a truck they stopped in Kuta on Saturday. The pickup has been driving down Jl. Patasari around 5 am when it was stopped by...

Police seize 400 kg of turtle meat during Bali inspection

Coconuts Bali Animals

Coconuts Bali absolutely adores animals and so we make sure we get a healthy amount of animal stories in our news rotation. Since there is a fair share of farming in Bali, a number of our animals stories end up being about livestock and developments on that front. For instance, trespassing cows were grazing over an archaeological site in West Bali, seriously creating an uproar in the community. While another time, a cargo plane carrying thousands of sheep had to make an emergency landing in Bali. But not all animal stories on our sites are about the farm type, however. Many have to do with man’s best friend, Bali dogs. As cute and sweet as they are, Bali certainly has a stray dog problem. The island is overpopulated with unwanted dogs (only so many lucky tails get adopted into loving homes). This is coupled with a rabies outbreak. Not a pretty combination. As the provincial government contemplates how to reign this situation in, there have too often been reports of dog culling, despite the government and of course many animal protection NGOs pushing for sterilization and vaccination measures, instead. In the Bali “animals” section, let’s also not forget about aquatic life, us being on an island and all. Animal updates for us sometimes include stories on endangered sea turtles—whether they are hatchlings being released into the wild or, on a sadder note, being poached and caught in the hands of smugglers. Even though we don’t see them often, whales have also been in our headlines, but usually for sad stories involving their carcasses washing up on Bali beaches.