Are you looking forward to exploring the world when the travel restrictions are over?

Become a Volunteer EcoTourist.

Volunteer in forests and jungles working with animals and plants and people in small communities for the sake of conservationAre 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 islandCaring for injured wildlife in a rescue centre in Bali…?

Book an experience of a lifetimegive yourself something wonderful to look forward itand support our work whilst we continue to care for the land and animals during travel restrictions.



  • Lagre en av verdens sjeldneste fugler og Balis emblem fugl, denBali Starling, fra randen av utryddelse i naturen
  • Det gjenplanting på mer enn 415 hectares – equivalent to about 775 fotballbaner - av nasjonalparken og naturreservat i Kalimantan, på øya Borneo

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.


Would you like to work with a small and dedicated team protecting wildlife and its habitat, at the same time as supporting local communities of Central Borneo? Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is on the hunt for a new Public Relations Manager, to assist with getting the not-for-profit organization ...

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Forest Fire Ground Check

As dry season is happening in Indonesia, this will also be followed by annual forest fire. This forest fire also happen in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan. Commited to protect the area of the national park since 1992, FNPF Kalimantan fire fighting team worked together with national park’s staffs ...

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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.

Read more about what we do or check out our supporters and donors.




Kompas – Turis Kapal Pesiar Kunjungi Nusa Penida

Scientific AmericanSunday Species Snapshot: Bali Myna

“Notable conservation programs: The Bali Starling Conservation Project on Nusa Penida, which this month celebrated the birth of four healthy chicks … “

USA TodayIslands 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 HeraldClose to Bali, Worlds apart

“The project has been a runaway success …”

South China Morning PostNusa 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 magazineAn 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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