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Need some solid ideas about how precisely you help? Want to donate items and be sure they are gratefully received and used?

Well this is for you, here are some ideas about items you can give and specific projects you can support.

We hope there are possibilities here that appeal to everyone – from crayons, books and torches, to fostering an endangered animal or replanting of a hectare of forest in Kalimantan, right up to the high end of the scale, such purchasing a tractor for a project site or funding a community conservation education course.

Feel free to contact us, at fnpf.id@hotmail.com with other suggestions of items you think might be useful or want more information on anything listed below. Our team would love to hear from you if any of these ideas appeal, and can provide more detailed information and exact costs where they are not listed below.

Our list is divided into our project sites. It’s pretty long, but it is, after all, a wish-list.

The Bali Bird Sanctuary on Nusa Penida island

  • Energy efficient LED rechargeable torches (x 16)
  • Solar panels (1,000 to 2,000 watts) for our new community/volunteer center
  • Mesh wire to build bird cages
  • Water filter or purification system
  • Farming and gardening tools
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Digital camera
  • Megaphone
  • A motorcycle for staff to get around the island to visit the various areas where we work
  • Bicycles for our volunteers
  • GPS
  • Digester to make biogas for compost
  • Seeds for our organic garden
  • Pens, crayons, painting materials, writing/drawing books, things that can be used to teach children, musical instruments (harmonicas, drums, trumpets, saxophones, percussion instruments such as a bamboo gamelan, etc), footballs, volleyballs
  • World globe to teach geography in the local school
  • Clothes for children and adults (new or used)
  • Laptop – new or used. Laptops can be charged and run off a battery. Desktop PCs are no use because the island’s variable electricity causes them to quickly burn out
  • 140 Mhz walkie talkies
  • Leather gardening gloves
  • Binoculars
  • Weather station equipment
  • Soil testing equipment
  • Donation of any size to help us establish our turtle sanctuary, monitoring, protection and research project
  • Sponsor a goat for our microfinance project (US$150)
  • Sponsor a nest-box for endangered birds ($US90)
  • Sponsor a scholarship for young student (one month at school US$25, one year at school $US300, one month at university US$85, one year at university US$1,000)
  • A donation of any size to help fund the construction of our new conservation and volunteer center
  • Donate funds to cover the purchase of any of the items listed above
  • Volunteer with us

Kalimantan’s Tanjung Puting National Park

  • Energy efficient LED rechargeable torches x 6
  • Laptop – a PC won’t work in this remote area
  • Walkie talkies
  • Solar panels (1,000 watts) x 3 sets
  • Gasoline-powered brush/grass cutters x 4
  • Tractor
  • Sponsor the  reforestation of a hectare of forest, providing desperately needed habitat for orangutans and other endangered wildlife (US$1,750)
  • Sponsor us to plant 10 trees (US$50)
  • Donate funds to help us expand our successful agroforestry pilot project at Jerumbun to five times its current size, and help ensure it becomes self-sustaining. Will include the purchase of buildings, a tractor, water pumps and livestock. (US$30,000 over five years)
  • Or donate funds to cover the purchase of any of the items above
  • Volunteer with us

Kalimantan’s Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve

  • Jet shooters to extinguish fires x 5
  • Laptop – a PC won’t work in this area
  • Energy efficient LED rechargeable torches x 10
  • Conservation education books for children
  • Projector and screen
  • Gasoline-powered brush/grass cutters x 2
  • Sponsor the reforestation of a hectare of forest, providing desperately needed habitat for orangutans and other endangered wildlife (US$1,750)
  • Sponsor us to plant planting of 10 trees (US$50)
  • Fund the yearly running of forest fire patrols, using motorcycles, and cost of putting out any fires (US$800)
  • Help fund the expansion of our community development programs, including new conservation education courses, including one targeting deer hunters we suspect are lighting fires in the reserve, and a second that introduces sustainable farming practices (US$7,000 per year plus US$3,000 for equipment and livestock)
  • Or donate funds to cover the purchase of any of these items
  • Volunteer with us

Bali Wildlife Rescue Centre in Tabanan

  • Bookshelves and books for our library and information center – relevant topics include animals, animal welfare, conservation, veterinary medicine
  • Stethoscope
  • Microscope (digital preferably digital)
  • Gas for anesthesia
  • New or used laptop
  • Water pump
  • Become a foster parent to one or more of the animals we care for – there are macaques, gibbons, eagles, peacocks. Contact us for costs, as it varies from animal to animal.
  • Truck
  • Motorbike x 1
  • Sponsor the construction of a rehabilitation cage (US$25,000)
  • Volunteer with us, we are always looking for people with specialist skills in wildlife rehabilitation and health

Besikalung Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali

  • Fund research and monitoring of the different bird populations at Besikalung and their breeding activities. We will use this to lobby local government to support the sanctuary.
  • Donate funds so we can build a sanctuary information and education center, where the public can learn about conservation.

Our head office in Ubud, Bali

  • Megaphone
  • Filing cabinets x 2
  • Security box
  • Projector and screen
  • Digital camera
  • New or used laptop
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Organize a fundraising event in your home country
  • A car for staff to get to and from our project sites
  • Minivan which would be a mobile conservation classroom (US$17,000)

Still looking for ideas? What about joining an ecotour on Nusa Penida or in Kalimantan. We run ecotours in partnership with the local community – who we have trained to guide – and the profits go directly back into funding our conservation programs.

What about becoming a regular monthly donor – drop us an email at info@fnp.org. Join us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Or sign up for our quarterly newsletter.

We hope there is something on this list that inspires you. Everyone, no matter where they live or who they are, can make a difference in the battle to save Indonesia’s endangered wildlife, its habitat and the communities who live nearby.

FNPF receives no government funding and rely solely on the generous backing of donors, supporters and volunteers to carry out our work. Our donors come from all over the world and include individuals, corporations and international NGOs, among them the Humane Society International (Australia), Boeing Corporation, the Gibbon Foundation, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and many others.

You can also download a PDF copy of our wishlist.

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