How can we protect the rainforest? I’m talking to Bayu, a Balinese that started a grassroots organization to protect wildlife and the people: Friends of the National Parks Foundation. Here is what I asked him:
- What his organization does and what he want s to change with it.
- He shares insights on burning forests on Borneo and why it is not so easy to bring back Orang Utan into the wild.
- Bali changes a lot the last years and I had the change to ask a local about these changes. We try to find ways of traveling more consciously and giving tips an eco travel.
How can we protect the rainforest as a traveler?
Bayu wanted to show the world, that local people on Bali do care and want to protect what they love. He started his work on Borneo to protect the Orang Utan and most importantly his habitat, the rainforest.
We talk about the current challenges on Borneo, why it isn’t easy to release an Orang Utan back into the wild and what you can do to help protect them. It is an honest talk about the difficult work of a grassroots organization that is active on Borneo, Bali and Nusa Penida. About the problem of financing their work and staying independent at the same time. Can volunteering be a solution
We also talk about Bali and how the island has changed so much after more and more tourists started to come. Is there something like eco-travel? We discuss the current situation and try to find ways of traveling consciously and culturally sensitive.
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