Biosphere Foundation is a non-profit US organisation with operations in Indonesia managed by PT Biosphere Stewardship Center and a partnership with Yayasan Biosfir Indonesia to work in Bali Barat National Park. In 1991 we embarked on a 30-year mission around the planet to fuse our Biosphere 2 heritage with local knowledge, creating a collaborative movement for ocean and land stewardship. We share our visual library of film, sound, and data curated over three decades of direct observation and immersion, to give a global voice to the biosphere. Our three main areas of action:
- Coral Stewardship & Restoration
We are building on a body of knowledge about ocean health that includes direct observation and measurements from 49 coral reef sites around the world, as well as studies of key indicator species such as great whales and sea turtles. Working with local dive leaders, we apply techniques for coral restoration, such as installing mooring buoys, removal of coral predators, and replanting of living but broken corals.
- Land Stewardship in Bali
We are building skills and information with our local community for sustainable agriculture and forestry in NW Bali – a dry-monsoon region where the rains last only for about 4 months a year, and deforestation for wood, cash crops, and animal fodder is a local problem.
- Lifelong and Experiential Learning Programs
For the past 30 years we have led ocean-going expeditions to map and monitor coral reefs with over 150 students from around the world who attended a 9-month immersion program. In the last 10 years, we additionally led 45 ‘Biosphere Stewardship Education Programs’ in NW Bali for 925 local and international students. These applied learning programs, which deliver activities involving the care of nature, for people of all ages, include snorkeling camping trips for Balinese youth, customized programs for schools & universities, and International Stewardship Programs accredited by United World Colleges.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 15
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
If you are interested to work with us or conduct a project with us, please check our website and contact us by email. We look forward to hearing from you!