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(ANNOUNCEMENT) We Have a New Home

After making Ubud our home for the last 11 years, we’re now moving to Pejeng Village, which is a beautiful area, 15 minutes away from Ubud.

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Bird Release at Besikalung 2015

The Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), having undergone a 3-year rehab in FNPF Bali Wildlife Rescue Center, is finally back in nature.

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Mr Bayu Wirayudha gave a speech to the audiences.

The Inauguration of Kubu Konservasi

The once quite hill suddenly exploded with life as hundreds of guests arrived from all over Nusa Penida and Bali main land.

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Our staff, Samson, blessing the caged bird.

Bird Release at Clean Lake Buyan Event

The eagle is one of the many graduates from BWRC (Bali Wildlife Rescue Center) that has been successfully rehabilitated and trained for over a year in the facility.

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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 organizations 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.



  • Saving one of the world’s rarest birds and Bali’s emblem bird, the Bali starling, from the brink of extinction in the wild
  • 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





Kompas – Turis Kapal Pesiar Kunjungi Nusa Penida

“Sebagian besar wisatawan mancanegara (wisman) yang datang dengan menggunakan kapal pesiar National Geographic IV Orion ke Nusa Penida memanfaatkan waktunya untuk rekreasi melihat dari dekat pengembangbiakan Jalak Bali (Leucopsar rothschildi).”

Scientific AmericanSunday Species Snapshot: Bali Myna

“Notable conservation programs: The Bali Starling Conservation Project on Nusa Penida, which this month celebrated the birth of four healthy chicks … “

USA TodayIslands 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 HeraldClose to Bali, Worlds apart

“The project has been a runaway success …”

South China Morning PostNusa 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 magazineAn 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.”


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