A recent presidential decree that would reclaim an area of 700 hectares of Benoa Bay in Bali--an area that covers at least 60 sacred sites--has prompted the Indonesian Peasant Alliance (API) of Bali to call for the support of the international community to pressure a reversal of the decision. In an open letter, API calls for reaffirmation of the status of Benoa Bay as a conservation area and a sacred bay, citing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which emphasizes the protection of sacred sites and the religious practices of indigenous peoples. 

To read and voice your support for "A Letter from Bali to the World", click here