West Bali National Park

West Bali National Park

When you look at a map of Bali, you're likely to see a dark area of green – denoting West Bali National Park – somewhere around the western point of the island. The size and position of the park is likely to differ  on every map, because the park has officially been downsized over the years. When it was founded in 1941 the park was 740 square kilometres, and in 1985 it was reduced to 190 square kilometres, with the remainder being designated a protected reserve. 

West Bali National Park was created to protect the last of the island's tigers. The last had been hunted off the land years before the park was created, however, and it's now home to 

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