Are you looking forward to exploring the world when the travel restrictions are over?
Volunteer in forests and jungles working with animals and plants and people in small communities for the sake of conservation … Are you interested in staying in the jungle in an Orangutan sanctuary in Kalimantan? … In the bush by the beach in a bird sanctuary on a small island… Caring for injured wildlife in a rescue centre in Bali…?
Book an experience of a lifetime – give yourself something wonderful to look forward it – and support our work whilst we continue to care for the land and animals during travel restrictions.
WHO WE ARE
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 – equivalent 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
“Most of the foreign tourists who come using the National Geographic IV Orion cruise to Nusa Penida take advantage of their time for recreation to see the Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) breeding up close.”
Friends of the National Parks 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 organizations 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.
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.”
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