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 for inspection, according to reports In the truck, police say they found a yellow styrofoam box, containing the turtle meat  “In the box was the turtle meat, acknowledged by the perps, as weighing 400 kilograms,” Bali Police...

Animals

Blacktip reef sharks released by Bali fishermen after caught in nets

Fishermen in West Bali have found themselves in a game of catch and release with some blacktip reef sharks In Bali’s Jembrana regency, fishermen reportedly released seven...

Blacktip reef sharks released by Bali fishermen after caught in nets

Bali urging hotels to help control stray dog population by lending a hand with sterilization

In Bali, where hotels are aplenty and so are street dogs, the local government is hoping hotels can play a role in keeping the island’s stray dog population under...

Bali urging hotels to help control stray dog population by lending a hand with sterilization

Green turtles released in Kuta after rescued from smugglers

Seven large green turtles were released on Kuta Beach, Tuesday  The turtles had been rescued from smugglers by Bali Water Police  Bali’s seen an increase in...

Green turtles released in Kuta after rescued from smugglers

Video: Baby macaques sold openly at Bali market in ‘cruel conditions’

Upsetting footage shows young monkeys for sale at a market in Bali  In a video shared to social media by Indonesian non-profit Scorpion Wildlife Monitoring Group, the...

Nine reef sharks pulled from west Bali waters

Reef sharks have been relocated from Jembrana, west Bali waters after emerging concerns from local authorities that the sharks would attack humans  The evacuation was...

Nine reef sharks pulled from west Bali waters

NSFW: Monkeys share ‘banging’ moment atop a tourist’s head in Ubud Monkey Forest

The cheeky monkeys of Ubud Monkey Forest have done it again  Earlier this month, a macaque pantsed a guy at the famous Bali tourist attraction Now the Ubud monkeys seemed...

NSFW: Monkeys share ‘banging’ moment atop a tourist’s head in Ubud Monkey Forest

Bali Water Police stops smuggling of two giant green turtles

Bali Water Police in Jembrana, west Bali have rescued two large sea turtles from being smuggled The turtles, believed to be around 15 to 20 years old, were...

Bali Water Police stops smuggling of two giant green turtles

Russian stopped at airport trying to take live marine life out of Bali

A Russian man was stopped at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport on Thursday with some illicit items in his luggage on his way to Qatar Nope, not drugs, but marine life that is under...

Russian stopped at airport trying to take live marine life out of Bali

Balian surfer describes getting bumped by shark minutes before suspected shark attack

Just moments before an Australian surfer was allegedly bitten by a shark in Balian yesterday, another surfer says he was “bumped”  Local Bali papers reported that a...

Balian surfer describes getting bumped by shark minutes before suspected shark attack

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.