The wild forests of Bali stretch on the northern western
part of the island. The Bali Barat National Park is established
to preserve the forests and their wildlife. Here you will
find tall tropical trees reaching for the sky, nursing a
variety of wild orchids
growing 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, spread their
sweet fragrance into the midnight air to complete the 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 has been established as the new habitat
for Bali Starling (Jalak Bali), a sweet, white bird that
many a painter.