- 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.
- Teman-teman dari Yayasan Taman Nasional (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 ...
- “The friendship with children, local villagers, and the staff are what I enjoyed the most,” says Sachiko Maruyama (45) who recently spent six weeks living and volunteering with Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF), on the island of Borneo in Kalimantan’s Tanjung Harapan village.
- The sketches have been drafted and the building materials chosen, for Friends of the National Parks Foundation’s (FNPF) new headquarters on Bali’s Nusa Penida island.
- We were recently visited by a great bunch of young children, who live near Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve in Kalimantan, Borneo. They spent the day with us learning about conservation and the need to protect their environment.
- When Australian artist Geraldine Simmons got up close with Indonesia’s endangered orangutans she had no idea just how it would change her life.
- Want to learn more about the nitty gritty of what Friends of the National Parks Foundation achieved in 2012?
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 oleh sekelompok dokter hewan, 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, dari kepunahan di alam liar
- Transforming the Balinese island of Nusa Penida into a unique sanctuary for endangered birds
- The pohon untuk reboisasi 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 -Surga tropis di tempat kerja
“Dr Bayu Wirayudha, the charismatic leader of FNPF, believes the volunteer program is about cultural exchange as it is about helping in the field.”