Bali Bird Sanctuary of Nusa Penida
FNPF is transforming the Bali islands of Nusa Penida into a wildlife sanctuary where protection of the wildlife is provided from all 41 village communities.
FNPF’s primary wildlife focus on Nusa Penida is protection and rebuilding wild populations of endangered Indonesian birds, termasuk Jalak Bali (Leucopsar rothschildi, juga dikenal sebagai Rothschild beo,Bali Myna, or Bali Mynah and Jalak Bali), Java Sparrow, Lesser Crested Kakatua Sulphur, dan Mitchell Lorikeet. The island is now known as Bali’s Bird Sanctuary on Nusa Penida
FNPF’s mobilization of all 41 villages to run community-based protection of birds has transformed the islands into a unique sanctuary free from poachers. Di tempat lain di Indonesia, poachers are the greatest threat to endangered birds. The project has already saved the critically endangered Bali Starling, Bali lambang burung, dari kepunahan di alam liar. The cost and sustainability benefits of our holistic approach compared to other models is most evident in the success of FNPF’s Bali Starling Conservation project on Nusa Penida. Because of the continued threat from poachers elsewhere and the unique removal of the threat on Nusa Penida, this is the ONLY successful project to create a wild population of Bali Starlings in Bali.
Dan sekarang bahwa kita telah mendapatkan komitmen dari semua desa untuk melindungi burung-burung, we are working with the communities to extend this protection to other wildlife, including sea turtles. In 2011 we started working with one village on a remote village to introduce sea turtle monitoring and protection. This is one of the few beaches that is not being used for seaweed farming and sea turtles are known to frequent this beach.
Di 2007, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited Nusa Penida to open the new ferry. Bayu (FNPF's pendiri) wrote to the president and invited him to join FNPF in releasing a batch of Bali Starlings … and the president accepted. The photo above shows the president and his wife releasing the birds, with Bombom (from FNPF) on the right opening the cage.
In addition to protecting the native wildlife, FNPF juga akan menggunakan perlindungan pulau yang unik sebagai lokasi rilis sementara untuk non-pribumi tertentu burung (misalnya. that have been rescued from illegal captivity) so that they can relearn how to live in the wild, and/or rebuild a wild population, before being relocated by FNPF back to its native location in Indonesia.