Press Release – 21 MARCH 2013
LOCAL CONSERVATION NGO TEAMS UP WITH SANUR STUDENTS
Freunde der Nationalpark-Stiftung (FNPF) this week teamed with a bunch of students from all over the world to help improve the habitat of local birdlife near the village of Utu in central Bali.
FNPF and 20 students from Sanur Independent School (SIS) got together to plant about 100 trees – including pines, palms and magnolias – near the Besikalung Temple, not far from Utu, in an area which borders UNESCO World Heritage protected rice terraces. The students were also able to raise funds to support FNPF’s work.
“In a few years time these trees will provide birds in this area with vital food, shelter and a nesting area, sie zu ermutigen, in der Nähe zu bleiben,", Sagt Gründer und CEO FNPF Drh ich. Gede Nyoman Bayu Wirayudha.
In den letzten Jahren hat FNPF, with the support of the local community, zweimal in der Nähe der Tempel mehrere Vogelarten, die in der Gegend ausgestorben sind freigegeben. Durch eine Vereinbarung mit lokalen Dörfer und Bauern, Tierwelt liegt in einem Gebiet mit einem Radius von 5 km um den Tempel geschützt. “FNPF hopes to be able to release more birds around Besikalung Temple over the next few years,” he says.
Sanur Independent School Lehrerin Sara Finnegan-Doyon, sagt der Baumpflanzprojekt kam nach Studenten eine Studie Einheit auf den Regenwald, the eco-system and deforestation. “I asked the kids if they wanted to put together a project to try to make a difference.”
Along with planting trees the Grade Four students, who come from countries such as Australia, France, the United Sates and Japan, also raised about 6 million rupiah to support FNPF’s work. “They did bake sales, they did a screening of a movie at a local yoga studio. Sie haben so viel getan, um dies zu verwirklichen. "
Die Schüler besuchten auch die Wildlife Rescue Center Bali, im Südwesten von Bali, which FNPF has been running since 2011. “The rescue centre, one of only eight of its kind in Indonesia, is used to care for and rehabilitate birds and primates, many of which are victims of poaching and wildlife trafficking, “ says Dr Bayu.
FNPF is an Indonesian NGO working to protect wildlife and its habitat, at the same time as supporting local communities. It operates seven sites across the Indonesian islands of Bali and Kalimantan. Die Projekte - die Wildlife Rehabilitation umfassen, Aufforstung, die Zucht und Freisetzung von Aussterben bedrohte Vögel, Umweltbildung, and providing income generating opportunities for local communities – respect the interdependence of wildlife, habitat and people.
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