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  Bali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bali is a tourist destination and, along with Java, known for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather and metalworking, and music, especially that played on the gamelan.
In 1946 the Dutch constituted Bali as one of the 13 administrative districts of the newly proclaimed Republic of East Indonesia, a rival state to the Republic of Indonesia which was proclaimed and headed by Sukarno and Hatta.
The population of Bali is 3,151,000 (at 2005).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bali   (1420 words)

 Bali Starling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bali Starling, Leucopsar rothschildi also known as Rothschild’s Mynah or Bali Myna is a medium-sized, up to 25cm long, stocky myna, almost wholly white with a long, drooping crest, fl tips on the wing and tail.
In 1991, the Bali Starling was designated the faunal symbol for Bali.
The last stronghold of Bali Starling is at Bali Barat National Park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bali_Starling   (197 words)

 The Paradox Of The Bali Starling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1993, there were only 34 Bali Starlings (Leucopsar rothschildi) left in the wild in Bali, and at last count that number has dwindled to 16, including 10 released by the Governor of Bali on December 24, 2001.
The Starlings live in spacious aviaries and flourish on a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables from the Estate's permaculture gardens and farm, embellished with ant eggs, meal worms and other delicacies.
If Bali Starlings were widely bred in captivity collectors could buy the birds legally and they could also be released back into the wild, allowing natural populations to grow.
www.baliadvertiser.biz /articles/greenspeak/2002/paradox.html   (1110 words)

 The Bali Starling
Visitors to Bali who leave the tourist enclaves and venture into the picture-postcard countryside quickly discover that the Balinese live in close harmony with their surroundings and have a deep and enduring understanding of nature.
Bali's only endemic bird, the Bali Starling is an important symbol and has been adopted as the National Bird and is widely represented in art.
In years past the few outside agencies that have attempted to provide for the continued survival of the Bali Starling in the wild have met with little success, their efforts being thwarted by the authorities, who naturally resent what they considered to be unwarranted outside interference.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/Canopy/7360/tc00013.html   (1305 words)

 Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) - picture and info
Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) - One of the rarest birds
Bali starlings feed on all sorts of insects, most of all ants, termites and caterpillars.
Bali starlings are bred in zoos and bird parks.
magazine.naturspot.de /text/balistarling.html   (554 words)

 Indonesia : News - Efforts underway to prevent Bali Starling from extinction
The Bali Starling Project is an attempt to rebuild the population by re-introducing captive birds to the wild.
At the Bali Starling Birds Pre-Release Center, formerly caged birds are introduced to the food sources of the natural environment and encouraged to nest in native trees before being released around Bali Barat National Park.
The starlings are also constantly disadvantaged by a reduced habitat caused by development," said Ketut Ardika, an employee who is in charge of protecting the birds from the thieves.
www.indo.com /indonesia/news126.html   (348 words)

 The Bali Starling
Also known as a starling or grackle, this critically endangered species was first described and placed in its own genus by Stresemann in 1912.
Certainly, practical experience suggests that toucans and starlings can be irreversibly damaged by high iron diets in only a few months: their lives are shortened and their chances of breeding greatly reduced.
Oocysts from Bali mynahs will be given orally to superb starlings to see if they undergo a complete life-cycle, or whether they simply pass through the gastrointestinal tract unchanged.
www.robharvey.com /information/bali.html   (2972 words)

 Bali starling
Bali starlings in captivity outnumber those in the wild by nearly 200 to 1.
Caged birds have been kept in Bali for centuries but, with the population growth and increased wealth due to tourism, it has become a status symbol to own rare and exotic birds.
Priority is given to ensuring the future of captive populations, whilst work is done in Bali where this species has become the flagship for the conservation of the entire island's flora and fauna.
www.bristolzoo.org.uk /learning/animals/birds/bali-starling   (484 words)

 Bali About Island of Bali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bali is one of the famous tourist destinations in Indonesia and offers more than 200 hotels and villas are spreading in these regencies, but mostly concentrated on southern part of the island, those are Nusa Dua, Kuta, Jimbaran and Sanur area.
Bali stretches approximately 140 km from east to west and 80 km from north to shouth.
The forest in Bali is protected in a nature reserve and is a haven for a wide range of animals and birds, especially the endangered Bali Starling (Rothchid's Myna) that can only be found in Bali.
www.hotelofbali.com /about_bali.html   (614 words)

 Pemuteran & Menjangan Hotels
West Bali Barat National park is believed by the people living near the border of west and Central Bali forest as a lost city, and during the rainy seasons their people will appear to be a beggar in the form of tigers.
Bali is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago between the Indian Ocean in the south and the Java Sea in the north.
Bali Barat is Bali's most important National Park with unspoiled white sand and coral/shell beaches, crystal clear waters, living coral, and Menjangan Island where you'll find one of the most spectacu...
www.balidwipa.com /hotels/area_18.html   (776 words)

 Beale Park - Wildlife - Bali Starling
Bali Starlings have snow white plumage and an elegant long white crest.
Behaviour: Bali starlings are active during the daytime and forage in open forest and grasslands searching for fruits and insects.
Bali has adopted the Bali Starling as their national bird.
www.bealepark.co.uk /wildlife_detail.php?id=17   (201 words)

 Bali Starling
For a long time, Bali starlings were referred to as the "Rothschild’s mynahs".
When the eggs hatch, the baby starlings (or chicks) are pretty much naked except for the feathers on their head and down their back.
In the early 1970's, hundreds of starlings were imported into the USA and Europe as pets, even though there were laws to protect this species.
www.thewildones.org /Animals/balistar.html   (533 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Eastern Java-Bali rain forests (IM0113)
Truly born of fire, the islands of Java and Bali are the result of the subduction and remelting of the Australian-Indian Ocean tectonic plate beneath the Eurasian tectonic plate at the Java trench.
The climate in eastern Java and Bali is drier than in the western part of Java; therefore, the lowland forests are predominantly moist deciduous forests, with semi-evergreen rain forest along the south coast and dry deciduous forest along the north coast.
Limestone forests on Java and Bali have basal areas similar to those of other lowland forest types and apparently contain no plant endemics, but because they often grow on steep slopes of shallow soils, their growth pattern is affected.
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0113_full.html   (1384 words)

 Places of Interest in Jembrana
Jembrana is where the Bali begins for those who come to Bali from Java by using ferry or inland way.
Bali and Java mere 4kms in distance or about threty minutes by using ferry.
Within Negara as its capital, Jembrana is Bali's westernmost district and where some of Bali's oldest remains of prehistoric humans have been found.
www.balistay.com /bali/places_of_interest/jembrana.html   (676 words)

 Rainforest Live: Bali starling
In 1990 the wild population was estimated to be as low as 13 individuals, although the world's captive population was then estimated at 700.
By 1999 the wild population had increased slightly, to 32, all of which were living in a small area of rainforest on the island of Bali in Indonesia.
The Bali Starling Project was launched in 1987 in cooperation with the Indonesian government and American and British zoos.
www.rainforestlive.org.uk /index.cfm?Articleid=390   (212 words)

 Bali Nusa Dua EcoTourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bali has a conservation area with the 750 square km in wide.
The park actually is a reflection of heaven for various animals and birds, in particular, the endangered Bali Starling.
Bali Bird Park is situated in Singapadu, near Batubulan.
www.balinusaduaresort.com /bali_eco_tourism.php   (602 words)

 To all those interested in the survival of the Bali Starling in the wild
Although the Bali Starling Breeding Centre continues to operate there is little enthusiasm amongst the staff as they too realise that there is little hope in a successful end to their efforts.
No successful breeding of Bali Starlings has taken place there and the purported live-cam video being shown of BS breeding is indeed only a loop film of the previous attempt in July last year.
Previous reports that Bali Starlings cannot survive heavy rain are based upon a few observations of birds that became wet during a storm, resulting in fatality but surely this was not a scientific study and has never been proven in general.
www.btinternet.com /~wileman/Tony.htm   (1342 words)

 Bali Barat National Park
Bali Barat National Park lies at the western side of Bali and is 77,000 ha, some 10% of Bali's total land area.
Bali Barat is mountainous and consists of primary monsoon forest, mangrove forest, savannah and coral islands.
Bali Barat National Park is easy accessible from Gilimanuk, the ferry port where ferries to and from Java come and go.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/4466/bali1.htm   (361 words)

 Bali Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Bali is only about 145 kilometers (90 miles) long and 80 kilometers (48 miles) wide, but it has more than 3 million people and probably more than 10,000 temples.
Following the 2002 bombing of a nightclub in Bali, the U.S. Department of State issued a warning that "the current security situation within Indonesia puts U.S. citizens and interests at risk" and recommended that U.S. citizens defer travel to the region.
"The attack in Bali, which took place in an area with a large number of foreign tourists, clearly indicates that this threat…extends to private American citizens," the bulletin stated.
fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=bali@19&...   (278 words)

 Bali Birds Park Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is endemic to Sulawesi and the Lesser sundas with a separate and distinct population on Nusa penida, Bali.
Is the nominate race of the Rainbow Lorikeet and is resident in Java, Bali and the Lesser Sundas through to New Guine.
Bali’s highly endangered national Bird is now regularly bred within the parks as part of a conservation programe.
www.bali-bird-park.com /parrots_n_cocktoos_indonesia.html   (401 words)

 Getting Around - transportation, map of Bali, balinese ecotourism and ecology, caves and lakes
Bali is situated approximately on latitude 8 degrees South and longitude 115 degrees East, and together with the nearby island of Lombok, are the most westerly of the Little Sunda Islands.
The Bali Zoo Park is the perfect wildlife conservatory for 350 animals of tropical birds, mammals, reptiles.
Set in 3.5 hectare of naturalistic landscape, the park is spaciously built in 30.000 m2 with tall trees, long grasses and thick vegetation, re-creating a natural habitat for the animal.
www.balihotelplan.com /getting-around.html   (1309 words)

 Bali Green Tour Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bali Starling is one of the endangered animals in that park.
Visitors are welcome, but must be accompanied by an official guide and posses a park permit which is obtainable at the National Park Headquarters in Cekik, 3 kms south of Gilimanuk.
Next to the Bali Bird Park is Bali Reptile Park with its reptile collection.
www.pande.addr.com /activity/eco.html   (251 words)

 Bali Wildlife
The best known species, the Bali Starling or Rothschild's Mynah, occurs only in one small area of West Bali.
In spite of intense, albeit belated, government conservation efforts, Bali's national bird is facing imminent extinction in the wild.
Almost 14% of Bali (mostly in the West of the island) is designated as a National Park, intended as a wildlife refuge and secure from human intervention.
www.hidden-worlds.com /text/bcp_bali_wildlife.htm   (343 words)

 Birdlife in Indonesia - Travel Tips - Bali Daily - Attractions, Bali, Bali Daily - Bali Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The birdlife in Bali is amazing and the Bali Starling being the most famous and under threat of extinction.
The Starlings are rarely seen outside of the Bali Barat National Park.
The crowded islands of Java and Bali have almost as many bird species as the whole of western Europe and 19 of them are found nowhere else in the world.
www.baliblog.com /06-06/birdlife-in-indonesia.html   (1678 words)

 About Bali & Indonesia Travel | West Bali - Baliforyou.com
Much of Bali's natural landscape has been altered by the hand of man. Dense tropical forests that once covered the island have mostly now been cleared; and the land molded into spectacular rice terraces and sprawling village settlements.
The Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), found only in Bali, is a small white bird with fl wingtips and a brilliant aqua blue streak around its eyes.
A hundred or so individuals still live in the wild here, mainly on Menjangan Island, and the park is sponsoring a project to train birds donated from zoos around the world for re-release to their natural habitat.
www.baliforyou.com /bali/bali_guide/jembrana/bali_barat.htm   (849 words)

 Bali Tours and Actitivities - Bali Villa Finder
Bali Elephant Safaris are suitable for all ages.
The park is a haven for a wide range of animals and birds, especially the endangered Bali Starling.
We suggest that, especially to those who are a litle bit paranoid with this kind of animal, you should have a guide to accompany you entering the forest.
www.balivillafinder.com /tours/tours_and_activities.html   (918 words)

 UNEP-WCMC - Bali Starling (Myna)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Competition for nest sites from the Black-winged Starling, which has benefitted from human modification of forests and is spreading throughout the island.
The small size of the present population means that it will rapidly lose genetic variation, unless the supply of reintroduced birds is continued.
The present range of the Bali Myna lies within the Bali Barat National Park.
www.unep-wcmc.org /species/data/species_sheets/grackle.htm   (311 words)

 Bali information, Bali culture, Rice Fields, Local area information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
There are many of these villas in Bali but Vila Tenang is not one of them.
This, like most temples in Bali is still used from time to time for ceremonies and is kept in good order with the weeds and grass being regularly trimmed back.
Instead of just observing these from a tourist bus as you pass through the villages of Bali you will be able to see them first hand and join in.
www.balirentavilla.com /bali_villa_information.htm   (1210 words)

 Bali Regency - Badung, Bangli, Buleleng, Gianyar, Jembrana, Karangasem, Klungkung, Tabanan
Legend tells that sparsely populated West Bali god that way because it's early in habitants was cursed into invisibility for having violated the daughter of a Powerful priest.
You might be lucky to see the rare white Bali starling bird, or may be hear the roar of the Balinese tiger, long thought to be extinct.
Negara is the capital city of Jembrana, Bali’s westernmost district and where some of Bali’s oldest remains of prehistoric humans have been found.
www.balismile.com /info/jembrana_regency.html   (766 words)

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