Our goal is to create a harmonious and sustainable situation between wildlife, habitat and the local communities. To protect wildlife, we run very effective rehabilitation programs to ensure that rescued and cage-bred animals can survive in the wild after release. We support this by trying to to create secure environments for wildlife … by restoring/rebuilding habitat, and persuading local communities to protect them.
We have been extremely successful with orangutan rehabilitation and release, and we have the only recorded success of rehabilitating and releasing a sun-bear (still alive and well since its release in 2006).
Our bird rehab & release project on Nusa Penida (Bali) is internationally recognised for effectively saving the critically endangered Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) from extinction in the wild, and bringing back other endangered birds to Bali.
In each of our project locations we run nurseries that produce tens-of-thousands of tree saplings per annum. These are planted on our reforestation sites, and are also given away freely to any local village member to plant on their own private land.
Much of our conservation work is focussed on improving the wellbeing of the local communities in ways that protect wildlife and habitat. By increasing local community options for employment and income generation (through education, agro-forestry, eco tourism, mixed & organic farming, etc) we reduce their need to work in environmentally destructive sectors, such as illegal logging & mining, slash & burn farming, palm oil plantations.
By helping local communities, we win their respect, support and participation for our conservation objectives.
In mid 2011 the Indonesian Government invited FNPF to take over the the running of Bali’s only Wildlife Rescue Centre (1 of 8 in whole of Indonesia) in which FNPF cares for and rehabilitates for release wildlife that have been rescued from illegal captivity.