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Westerlaken foundation

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PUBLICATIONS

Westerlaken foundation / Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia actively engages in the publication of research reports and educational materials, serving as valuable resources within our areas of focus. Extensive research is conducted by the foundation in alignment with its core areas of operation, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand.

 

The foundation operates across four distinct domains, which include:

 

1. Human and children's rights: The foundation devotes significant efforts to advancing the rights and well-being of both human beings and children, working towards creating a just and inclusive society.

 

2. Marine and coastal environment: Recognizing the importance of preserving our oceans and coastal regions, the foundation actively addresses environmental challenges and advocates for sustainable practices to protect these vital ecosystems.

 

3. Emergency relief: In times of crisis, the foundation mobilizes resources and expertise to provide critical emergency relief, offering support and aid to those affected by disasters or other urgent situations.

 

4. Cultural heritage management: The foundation places great emphasis on the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage, working towards safeguarding and promoting the rich cultural legacy of the communities it serves.

 

By focusing on these core areas, the foundation endeavours to make a positive and lasting impact within the realms of human rights, environmental conservation, emergency response, and cultural heritage management.

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WATER QUALITY REPORT ON PETITENGET BEACH AND BATU BOLONG BEACH

Petitenget and Batu Bolong beach are popular destinations for tourists. The types of waste that pose a threat to the river estuaries and sea waters originate from both tourism activities and households, indicated by waste from restaurants, bathrooms, laundry, and cleaning. This certainly leads to pollution in the sea waters. At the research location points, sea water samples of 250 ml each were collected using cleaned and sterilized containers. The collection of water samples was performed using the grab sample technique. Sampling was conducted at the same point once every week, starting from January 2022 until December 2023. Analysis of the physical quality of sea water was carried out by measuring Salinity, pH, Temperature, and Electrical Conductivity using a Multifunction Water Quality Tester. Microorganisms within the water samples were analyzed using the MPN (Most Probable Number) method. Bacteria were cultured in both Lactose Broth (LB) and Brilliant Green Lactose Broth (BGLB) media with three different concentrations. Microorganism growth was observed by the gas captured in Durham tubes. The microorganism concentration was then estimated using the MPN table. The results of this research indicated poor seawater quality of Petitenget and Batu Bolong Beach.

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stranded turtle report on bali island in 2023

Turtles are marine animals that have an important role in maintaining the balance of the marine ecosystem. They help control populations of invertebrates, such as crabs and shellfish, and maintain the balance of marine algae. Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia/Westerlaken Foundation has been actively publishing information regarding stranded turtle incidents since 2021 - now in 2023. In 2022, a total of 7 (seven) turtles were found stranded. The number increased to 13 (thirteen) cases of stranded sea turtles in 2023. 

As we know that the reasons behind turtle strandings are diverse and complex.  This report will explore these factors, providing a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by marine turtles in their struggle for survival. Throughout this report, we will also explore ongoing conservation strategies and rehabilitation efforts aimed at mitigating the effects of turtle strandings. From rescue and rehabilitation centers to community-based initiatives promoting responsible coastal practices, the collective response to stranded turtles reflects a shared commitment to preserving these remarkable species.

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stranded turtle report on bali island in 2022

Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia/Westerlaken Foundation has been actively publishing information regarding stranded turtle incidents since 2021, and the tangible results of these efforts are evident in the latest publication of 2022. This publication provides a clear overview of the declining trend in the number of stranded turtles on Bali Island. From 39 stranded turtles in 2021, the number dramatically decreased to only 7 in 2022. The increased awareness among the community and the sustained conservation efforts carried out by Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia/Westerlaken Foundation appears to have had a significant positive impact on the protection of the marine ecosystem and its inhabitants. This publication serves as concrete evidence of the importance of hard work in maintaining the sustainability of Bali Island's environment, particularly in safeguarding vulnerable turtles from threats.

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Turtle Stranding data
ON bali ISLAND IN
2021

Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia/Westerlaken Foundation conducts comprehensive data collection on turtle strandings in Bali with the aim of establishing an integrated information database. This report represents the culmination of the data collected throughout the year, providing valuable insights into the patterns and occurrences of turtle strandings in the region.

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THE IMPACT OF ORPHANAGE TOURISM ON BALI

The founder of Westerlaken Foundation authored an article titled "The Impact of Orphanage Tourism on Bali," which was published in the esteemed 'Research in Hospitality Management' journal in June 2021. This article delves into the profound effects of orphanage tourism on Bali, shedding light on the complex dynamics and implications of this phenomenon within the hospitality industry.

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SAY NO TO DOLPHIN CAPTIVITY COLOURING BOOK

In 2021, the foundation launched a children's colouring book with a specific focus on dolphins in captivity, building upon their anti-captivity campaign from 2020. This colouring book serves as an educational tool to engage and inform children about the importance of marine animal welfare and the ethical concerns surrounding the captivity of dolphins.

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THE CHANGE IN PERCEPTION OF SUBMITTING CHILDREN TO CHILD WELFARE INSITUTIONS IN DENPASAR CITY

In 2020, the foundation released a comprehensive report titled "The Change in Perception of Submitting Children to Child Welfare Institutions in Denpasar City" (ISBN 978-623-94046-0-4 (PDF)). This report provides valuable insights and analysis on the evolving perspectives and attitudes towards placing children in child welfare institutions within the context of Denpasar City. It offers a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders interested in understanding and addressing the dynamics surrounding child welfare in the region.

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KORONA

In 2020, Westerlaken Foundation and Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia collaborated with Bali Kids (Yayasan Anak Anak) and Bali Children Foundation (Yayasan Samiarsa Seminyak) to publish the book titled "KORONA" (ISBN 978-623-94-4635). This book serves as a valuable resource, offering insights and information related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and addressing the challenges faced by children and communities during this time. It provides a comprehensive perspective and aims to raise awareness and promote resilience in the face of the pandemic.

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MOTHERMILK vs ASI INFOSHEET

In 2020, the foundation collaborated with Bali Kids (Yayasan Anak Anak), Crisis Kitchen, and Goddess Kitchen to publish an informative sheet titled "ASI: Mother's Milk vs. Formula." This resource provides valuable information and insights into the benefits and importance of breastfeeding compared to formula feeding. It aims to educate and raise awareness among parents and caregivers about the advantages of breastfeeding and support them in making informed decisions regarding infant feeding practices.

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KESEHATAN MENTAL PADA MASA KORONA

In 2020, the foundation collaborated with Bali Kids (Yayasan Anak Anak) to publish an informative sheet focused on mental health. This resource provides valuable information, insights, and practical guidance related to mental well-being. It serves as a valuable tool to raise awareness, promote understanding, and provide support in the area of mental health.

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LINGKUNGAN BERSIH

In 2015, the foundation collaborated with Bali Kids (Yayasan Anak Anak) to publish the book titled "LINGKUNGAN BERSIH" (ISBN 978-623-94046-1-1 (PDF)). This book serves as a valuable resource, providing insights and information on maintaining a clean environment. It aims to raise awareness, promote sustainable practices, and educate readers about the importance of environmental cleanliness for the well-being of individuals and communities.

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