Created in 1997 by a group of vets and conservationists, the Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian non-profit organisation that works to protect wildlife and its habitat and support the local communities around it.
The Foundation’s projects have been recognised worldwide by organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the Whitley Fund for Nature and the Rainforest Action Network.
In 2016, investments were made in volunteer programmes in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The local centre is now ready to welcome groups of volunteers, especially in schools.
The foundation does not receive any financial funding from the Indonesian government and is only kept running through the support of volunteers and its donors. It owes its success to their passion and determination to protect the environment.
The missions on Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) are:
- Rehabilitation and freedom of fauna including orangutans, sea turtles, birds and sun bears, all endangered
- Restoration of the native forest and monitoring of the existing forest
- The community development programme and the empowerment of local communities
- Development of agroforestry and of sustainable / organic self-agriculture
- Preservation of species in Kalimantan
- Environmental education
- Creation awareness programmes to welcome volunteers from around the world.
You can help us with our project by making a donation directly to the Friends of the National Parks Foundation.