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4 Hamlets agree to have Community Forrest

Posted by eastbaliwatershedinitiative on March 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The effort of East Bali Watershed Initiative team to reach out to the gateway community in Ban village - East Bali has resulted 4 hamlets to agree to have community forest. The key people of the four hamlets, Head village and Pemangku (Balinese Religion Leader), express their agreement to have a community forrest in the village and are ready to work together with the community to maintain community forest in their area

501(c)3 status in United States of America

Posted by eastbaliwatershedinitiative on November 21, 2013 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

East Bali Watershed Initiative has recently been accepted by TCI as our fiscal sponsor and received a 501(c)3 statusin United States of America


Find out more:http://www.trustforconservationinnovation.org/sponsored/project_page.phppid=52


New Global Investment Currently Received by East Bali Cashew

Posted by eastbaliwatershedinitiative on November 21, 2013 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Our partner in job creation and sustainable business practice, East Bali Cashew, has received new global invenstment from Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and a leading global investment firm (KKR), allowing it to build a second factory, expand its number of employment as well as enabling it to provide a first-time wages for the local community in East Bali.

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Participation in Marine Protected Area Initaial Meeting in the Development of Ridge to Reef Management Project

Posted by eastbaliwatershedinitiative on September 2, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

East Bali Watershed Initiative team was invited to take a part in a meeting of stakeholders for the proposed Marine Protected Areas in Kubu and Karangasem, East Bali regency on Aug 28th and 29th. The meeting was held by Conservation International, BPSPL (Balai Pengelolaan Sumberdaya Pesisir dan Laut) Bali and Coral Reef Alliance to introduce the concept of Marine Protected Areas to the local government officers, fisherman, and the business owners as well as to receive feedback from the local community about the plan.

The local community welcomed the idea of having a protected area and even suggested to double the size of one protected area. Participating with the local government, fisherman groups patrol the area monthlyand do beach cleaning twice a month. Many fisherman and local community are familiar with the basic principle on protecting reef such as keeping the beach clean, safe diving practices and selective fish catching techniques. With some assistance for better coordination and management of the protected area, these local communities can be conservation leaders and help sustain the coral reefs and the thriving tourism and fishing industries.

The presence of the East Bali Watershed Initiative team was an initial collaboration with Conservation International and Coral Reef Alliance in an effort to protect the areas with highest biodiversity in East Bali, support conservation education and innovate sustainable approaches to natural resource development.

Rufford Grant Awarded!

Posted by eastbaliwatershedinitiative on July 22, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The East Bali Watershed Initiative has been honored to receive a grant from the Rufford Foundation.  This award will allow us to  continue our work in East Bali with communities, conservation organizations, small farmers, business owners, and development projects to further the sustainable economic development of the region.