inspiring bali activists

Bali is a magical place. These are some of the people who give from their hearts to make a difference in the lives of its people and animals, and to safeguard its environment and culture. They are the heroes of the fight to save the island from being loved to death.
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Midwives: Sing the Babies Earthside by Ibu Robin Lim. This article first appeared in Midwifery Today Issue 96, Winter 2010/2011.Illustration by Toni Rakestraw. "It’s 3:33 am at the Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) birth center in the village of Nyuh Kuning, just south of the Monkey Forest, in Bali, Indonesia. There is a hush in the humid room. The first-time mother, Ayu, laboring in the waterbirth tub, has taken a break."

Midwives: Sing the Babies Earthside by Ibu Robin Lim. This article first appeared in Midwifery Today Issue 96, Winter 2010/2011.Illustration by Toni Rakestraw. "It’s 3:33 am at the Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) birth center in the village of Nyuh Kuning, just south of the Monkey Forest, in Bali, Indonesia. There is a hush in the humid room. The first-time mother, Ayu, laboring in the waterbirth tub, has taken a break."

FLYING free: A Brahminy kite is released into ancient forest at Lake Tamblingan, Bali, by Dr Bayu Wirayudha, founder and CEO of Friends of National Parks, Foundation, in September 2014.  It's one of a number of rehabilitated birds that have been released after being seized from smugglers by wildlife rangers from the Indonesian Department of Forestry’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency. A special Hindu ceremony precedes the birds' release. Makes my heart soar.

FLYING free: A Brahminy kite is released into ancient forest at Lake Tamblingan, Bali, by Dr Bayu Wirayudha, founder and CEO of Friends of National Parks, Foundation, in September 2014. It's one of a number of rehabilitated birds that have been released after being seized from smugglers by wildlife rangers from the Indonesian Department of Forestry’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency. A special Hindu ceremony precedes the birds' release. Makes my heart soar.

Farewell Made Wijaya - obit for the inspirational and irreverent tropical garden guru who "was a staunch battler for the preservation of vibrant Balinese culture". He passed away in a Sydney hospital on 28 August 2016. Photo copyright Rio Helmi

Farewell Made Wijaya - obit for the inspirational and irreverent tropical garden guru who "was a staunch battler for the preservation of vibrant Balinese culture". He passed away in a Sydney hospital on 28 August 2016. Photo copyright Rio Helmi

Janice Girardi, founding director of Bali Animal Welfare Association - BAWA - a non-profit organisation serving animals & communities in Bali and beyond

Janice Girardi, founding director of Bali Animal Welfare Association - BAWA - a non-profit organisation serving animals & communities in Bali and beyond

Awesome eco-warriors: Bali-based NGO Friends of National Parks led by founder Dr Bayu Wirayudha (pictured center) planting trees as part of their work. This links to a Be Movement profile of Dr Bayu's work.

Awesome eco-warriors: Bali-based NGO Friends of National Parks led by founder Dr Bayu Wirayudha (pictured center) planting trees as part of their work. This links to a Be Movement profile of Dr Bayu's work.

Hollywood Star Chris Atkins Interviews Bali Elephant Safari Park’s Nigel Mason. That's Nigel on the left, and a baby Sumatran elephant on the right.

Hollywood Star Chris Atkins Interviews Bali Elephant Safari Park’s Nigel Mason. That's Nigel on the left, and a baby Sumatran elephant on the right.

Tattoo and visual artist Marmar Herayukti leads the way in a return to eco-friendly ogoh-ogoh - the giant effigies that Balinese youth craft and parade the night before Nyepi, Balinese Hindu New Year. ~| The Jakarta Post

Tattoo and visual artist Marmar Herayukti leads the way in a return to eco-friendly ogoh-ogoh - the giant effigies that Balinese youth craft and parade the night before Nyepi, Balinese Hindu New Year. ~| The Jakarta Post

Muriel Ydo (right), human rights and environmental activist, Belgian by birth, and a long-time resident of Bali.

Muriel Ydo (right), human rights and environmental activist, Belgian by birth, and a long-time resident of Bali.

Berbagai elemen masyarakat termasuk musisi melakukan aksi parade budaya Tolak Reklamasi Teluk Benoa. Foto : ForBALI #activism #Bali #Indonesia

Berbagai elemen masyarakat termasuk musisi melakukan aksi parade budaya Tolak Reklamasi Teluk Benoa. Foto : ForBALI #activism #Bali #Indonesia

Chakra Widia, founder of the Balinese permaculture foundation Yayasan Tri Hita Karana Bali.

Chakra Widia, founder of the Balinese permaculture foundation Yayasan Tri Hita Karana Bali.

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