Community

In return for island-wide community-based protection of wildlife, FNPF runs projects that benefit the local communities and the habitat.

  • Sponsoring children from poor families to attend school and university. Currently we give scholarships to 66 school children and 1 university student.
  • Promoting and assisting the island’s traditional weaving. We take groups of tourists to the villages where they can see and purchase hand made ikat made with natural dyes. And our nursery grows and provides free saplings for the villages to grow trees to produce the rare natural dyes.
  • Free English language classes, a small community library, and twice weekly traditional dance classes, all held at the FNPF Centre on Nusa Penida.
  • Free distribution of our Indonesian-language conservation reference book (written and published by FNPF)
  • An annual conservation competition in which all 11 junior high schools compete.
  • Pilot projects with farmers that demonstrate alternative and financially rewarding sustainable farming methods.

Children reading books at our community and conservation centre on Nusa Penida island.

This work has been possible thanks to our donors, including the Humane Society International (Australia), Australian Consulate in Bali, Maya Ubud Resort and Spa and the Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak.


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