- Born to be wild, confiscated birds of prey cared for by veterinarians at the FNPF Bali Wildlife Rescue Centre are being released to freedom inside protected forest sanctuaries, in the mountains of Bali. To the tune of traditional ceremonies captured Changeable Hawk-eagles and Brahminy kites endemic to Southeast Asia returned ...
- We are pleased to bring you our handcrafted Turtle Saver Bracelet, made from gemstone beads with a beautiful turtle charm. It makes a perfect souvenir or gift and all profits from the sale will go towards turtle conservation projects.
- Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is caring for a group of endangered juvenile gibbons which have just been rescued from wildlife traders.
- It was an amazing year for our conservation and endangered species projects; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We want to share with you some of the great things that happened for Friends of the National Parks Foundation in 2013. It’s a list of some of ...
- the Indonesian Minister of Forestry, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, released a pair of the critically endangered Bali Starlings back into the wild at the bird sanctuary in Nusa Penida island.
- Crews from the US’s award-winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese and South Africa’s Earth Touch TV recently visited our bird sanctuary project on Bali’s Nusa Penida island. The Born to Explore crew also spent a day with our project team in Kalimantan, Borneo.
- A group of entrepreneurs from all over the world recently converged on our Nusa Penida island bird sanctuary to brainstorm ways to develop our projects and give a boost to the local population at the same time.
WHO WE ARE
Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian conservation not-for-profit organization working to protect wildlife and its habitat, at the same time as supporting local communities.
Our projects have been recognized globally by organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the Whitley Fund for Nature and the Rainforest Action Network.
FNPF was set up 1997 by a group of veterinarians, and conservationists. We receive no government funding and rely solely on the support of volunteers and donors. Read more about what we do or check out our supporters and donors.
SOME OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS
- Saving one of the world’s rarest birds and Bali’s emblem bird, the Bali starling, from the brink of extinction in the wild
- Transforming the Balinese island of Nusa Penida into a unique sanctuary for endangered birds
- The reforestation of more than 415 hectares – that’s equal to about 775 football fields – of national park and wildlife reserve in Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo
- Relocating dozens of orangutans to safety from the palm oil plantations of Kalimantan, Borneo
- Improving the wellbeing and livelihood of hundreds of Indonesian people
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
FIND US IN THE NEWS
Scientific American - Sunday Species Snapshot: Bali Myna
USA Today - Islands Close to Bali
“Although the hilly island of Nusa Penida has few provisions for tourists, it is a noteworthy destination for wildlife enthusiasts. An informal island-wide protective bird sanctuary has been established there by the nonprofit Friends of the National Parks Foundation.”
National Geographic (Indonesia) - Kearifan Tradisi Awig-Awig Hidupkan Kembali Jalak Bali
Jakarta Globe - Conservationists Claim Success With Starlings
“FNPF, working to protect wildlife and its habitat while supporting local communities, has been deeply involved in transforming Nusa Penida into an unofficial bird sanctuary and a haven for the Bali starling.”
Sydney Morning Herald - Close to Bali, Worlds apart
“The project has been a runaway success …”
South China Morning Post - Nusa Penida: paradise under siege
“The birds released on Nusa Penida do well; over on Bali, where they used to try to free them in the hope they would repopulate their indigenous grounds, poachers snapped them up in no time.”
Garuda in-flight magazine - An Island Sanctuary
“The organisation’s strength is in creating community-based conservation by combining programmes that directly improve local communities through education scholarships, agro-forestry and eco-tourism.”
Jetstar in-flight magazine -Tropical paradise at work
“Dr Bayu Wirayudha, the charismatic leader of FNPF, believes the volunteer program is about cultural exchange as it is about helping in the field.”