The wild forests of Bali stretch on the northern part of
the island, predominantly on the west. The Bali Barat National
Park is established to preserve the forests and their wildlife.
Here you will find tall tropical trees reach for the sky,
nursing a variety of wild orchids
to grow on their branches. Pine trees carpet the mountains.
Ever protective, waringin trees faithfully stand at the
center of every village. Flowers beautifully punctuate little
gardens in every house, and most importantly, spreading
their sweet fragrance into the midnight air and completing
offerings to the gods and goddesses.
Bali tigers ( Panthera tigris balica ) used to roam these
forests, but now you can only find deer or wild boars. Bali
Barat National Park is also reestablished as the new habitat
for Bali Starling (Jalak Bali), a sweet, white bird that
has inspired many a painter. Sea turtles, another protected
species, can playfully accompany you when you go snorkeling
in the the waters of Nusa Dua.