Our Eco Resort is also responsible for stopping all shooting in the area. Hunters previously came from everywhere to shoot birds, squirrels and anything else that moved. Again Villa Selina was behind the lobbying for a gun free environment. We have sponsored many signs that have deterred shooters and given them warning that it is an illegal practice in our village. Many of the birds have returned and it’s wonderful hearing their song in the early morning. We have 2 large aviaries in the villa where we nurse injured and sick birds back to health. We are very active in bird rescue and bird release.
Our Eco Resort has a school program where we sponsor 30 children every year and take them down to the Bird Park or the Bali zoo in Denpasar to educate them on ecology. The children receive an opportunity to see amazing creatures close up and get to understand their natural beauty. We have also had environmental days at some of the schools promoting bird release, reptile handling, tree planting and education in waste management. The response is encouraging and the children are always receptive in understanding the issues facing their village when it relates to caring about the environment.
Being a Eco Resort we now have reef tours available for guests who want to see the magnificent coral first hand that is growing back due to our care and management. The fish stocks are multiplying and many species are returning. We hope that our Eco Resort will be one day used as an example of what others can achieve.