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Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre

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Great opportunity on a beautiful island

It was difficult for us to find the centre at first so I would definitely recommend arranging pick... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2015
Hannah E
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Volunteer in Nusa Penida: Interesting NGO in bird sanctuary

FNPF is an NGO helping to re-establish the Bali starling. The homestay in Nusa Penida is basic but... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
AustraliaPablo
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

FNPF is an NGO helping to re-establish the Bali starling. The homestay in Nusa Penida is basic but very friendly and the food is good. Its a great place to volunteer. You can help with bird monitoring, teach English and enjoy the delights of this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AustraliaPablo
Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Dear Australia Pablo Thank you so much for your support. We are very pleased that you have a good time while your stay in Penida. Best wishes, Bayu

Reviewed June 10, 2017

They do not monitor the trees. They do not monitor the Bali Starling. Disappointment at every turn. Most of the people here are college age or those trying to "find themselves" and do so at the bar EVERY NIGHT. No one polices that these kids...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Dear Ashley Thank you for your review and I wish you give a fair judgement about your experienced to join our program. Please see more review on this link about FNPF https://www.tripadvisor.co.id/Hotel_Review-g2538506-d2060783-Reviews-Friends_of_the_National_Parks_Foundation_Volunteer_Conservation_Center_in_Bali-Nusa_P.html Today I would like to inform you some facts that you may be...More

Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I've been to FNPF on Nusa Penida twice now and had an awesome time on both visits. If you're into wildlife conservation and want to volunteer, its such a cool place to go. FNPF do great work on the island from releasing and protecting the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

One of the difficult things with trying to find a place to volunteer is cost and whether you're actually doing much good. Although new to volunteering internationally, the cost (nothing exorbitant or remotely near the thousands of dollars you see for 10-14 days or more),...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your support Best wishes, Bayu

Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been a visitor to Indonesia for more than 30years and was quite excited to be visiting the island for the first time, with my family. Having researched a little, it seemed like it would be a really worthwhile experience to volunteer with the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you for you comment. I believe it was a misunderstanding between our staff and you due to some difficulty to connect. I hope we do not have this happen again to any one else. It was a transition time when we move the activity...More

Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was difficult for us to find the centre at first so I would definitely recommend arranging pick up with the staff at the harbour! The centre is a great place to meet people from all over the world, and the work is very rewarding....More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Hannah E
Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you very much for your support. Best wishes, Bayu

Reviewed July 12, 2015

Its really nice to go somewhere and find treasures run by compassionate people who truly put great efforts in what is their passion. I'm please to donate to assist and will create a discovery tour for guests in the future. Suzan from Gekotour.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your support Best wishes, Bayu

Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our family of four spent a wonderful but all too short 5 days volunteering with FNPF on Nusa Penida, the highlight of our month-long stay in Indonesia. We watered the organic gardens and greenhouse, collected trash from the beach and seaweed to make a natural...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your support. Best wishes, Bayu

Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not much to see. No one there much of the time. Volunteers seemed to spend their time eating and snorkeling. But we did see a Bali starling fly over the hotel one night. Must have been released from the enclosure.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Perth51
Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your support Best wishes, Bayu

Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a volunteer staffed conservation organisation that is re-introducing the Bali Starling to the wild here on Nusa Penida, working on community gardens and working with the locals to encourage the establishment of marine protected areas. They have breeding Bali Starlings to view in...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank TimMPerth
Bayu W, General Manager at Friends of the National Parks Foundation Wildlife & Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your support Best wishes, Bayu

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Inderjeet K
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In Penida island, the easiest wildlife you can spot is bird species. You may find bat, monitor lizards. Marine species are plenty at the area as well. One thing that may interested for you is cave crab etc. please send your... More
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