About Bali Wild Life

This website is dedicated to the truly amazing biodiversity that exists in Bali today.

May the stunning array of wildlife in Bali, from the most miniscule leaf hopper to the incredible mola mola INSPIRE ALL, but most of all inspire the Indonesians themselves. May they be motivated to preserve and protect their extraordinary natural heritage before too much goes extinct.

Bali is now going through a major transformation, with a dramatic increase in the population of the Balinese, mass Indonesian and foreign tourism, habitat destruction, a construction boom, car-truck and motorbike pollution, rampant toxic fogging practices and sadly-a thriving wildlife trade.It is difficult to predict the future of the wildlife in Bali and for that matter for the whole of Indonesia. Now it is a’ Man vs Nature’ scenario.

Please submit your photos which will help us to build a really excellent mini encyclopedia -on line photo library for all the wildlife in Bali. We will have a seperate location on this website for all other Indonesian wildlife, so do send us those photos too.

Please also help us if you can on the wildlife identification front, if you recognise any species on the site that has no identification or perhaps an incorrect one kindly let us know.

We hope that this website will be an excellent reference site for universities, schools, nature NGO’s, the tourism industry and all nature lovers.

Please resist the urge to collect butterflies and all other wildlife even a simple shell on a beach can make an excellent home for a hermit crab for example.So as the saying goes ‘Only take photographs and just leave footprints’.

Indonesia’s population is increasing at a staggering rate. In the past decade the population has risen by over 30,000,000 , this is the equivalent to half the current population of the United Kingdom. West Java has lost 80% of it’s forests in the past 12 years. We all know about the rapidly disappearing rainforests and the ‘not surprisingly’ rapidly expanding’ mega’ palm oil Industry. So let us ALL try and do our bit to reverse this tragic loss of habitat and wildlife, after all Indonesia has, at this time the second largest biodiversity in the world after Brazil.

Wayan and I thank you for your interest in BaliWildlife.com

David Lowenthal

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