- “Volunteering in Bali has been an experience of a lifetime and I’ve loved every minute of it,” says Kim Batchelor, a former journalist, who recently took a break from her work at Australian Red Cross to volunteer with us at Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) for a year.
- We are hoping to raise $10,000 which we will use to help fund the purchase a truck for our programs on Nusa Penida island. We want to turn the truck into a mobile classroom – which we can also use to take seedlings around the island, transport volunteers and staff ...
- Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) staff had one of those great days recently – when we got to release two Barking deer back into the forest in the West Bali National Park.
- Are you a fundraising guru? Interested in volunteering with an Indonesian non-profit working in conservation? We need you.
- 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.
- Volunteers are urgently needed to help with a special maintenance project at our wildlife rescue center in Tabanan, Bali. We need volunteers between 15 January and 15 February 2014.
- 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.
- Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) staff this month drove seven hours through the night to return five endangered and rescued Javan green peafowl to the wild in East Java’s Alas Purwo National Park.
- THE FIGHT to save the one of the world’s most endangered birds, the Bali starling, just got a major boost with the hatching of four healthy tiny chicks at Friends of the National Parks Foundation's (FNPF) center on Nusa Penida island. The tiny chicks, hatched about a fortnight ago, are the ...
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.”