As reported in Sky News Australia, Nyoman Sukma Arida of Udayana University has been warning people for a decade that the increased numbers of holidaymakers are harming Bali’s wildlife and environment.

“I’ve written that Bali should be used as a hub, as the distributor of tourists all over Indonesia,” he said. “When I went to Perth recently, I saw that people there still see Bali as their only option. Their knowledge of other places in Indonesia is very limited.”

He would like tourists to see Bali only as a starting point, and be aware that they should be moving on as soon as they can.

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