FNPF Besikalung Wildlife Sanctuary

FNPF Besikalung Wildlife Sanctuary

What is: FNPF Besikalung Wildlife Sanctuary

Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian nonprofit organization that works at the intersection of environmental protection, community development and wildlife rehabilitation. Our unique three-pronged approach ensures that our conservation work is holistic and sustainable, while also ensuring that it benefits local communities. We run projects across three islands: Bali, Nusa Penida and Kalimantan. These projects include wildlife rehabilitation, the breeding and release of critically endangered birds, habitat protection, reforestation, and agroforestry – agriculture integrated with cultivation and conservation of trees. Our community development work includes environmental education, teaching sustainable ways to make a living such as ecotourism and organic farming, and reducing reliance on illegal and palm oil plantations as major factors of deforestation. Our Besikalung Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for endangered birds and animals within the forest, on the slopes of Mt. Batukaru in central Bali. All over Indonesia birds and animals are under threat from poachers and illegal wildlife traders – the country has the world’s second-highest number of threatened birds. Our sanctuary, which is home to Leaf monkeys, macaques, and birds, takes in part of Bali’s largest remaining forest, and spans an area covering 5km in radius from the island’s famous Besikalung Temple.




💵 From 66 USD/week

Staying time

⏳ From 1 week to -

Language spoken

🇬🇧 English

Accommodation provided

🏡  Yes

Food provided

🥗 No


🇮🇩 Indonesia


🌏 Asia

Type of habitat

Not specified


Typical day at the center

In general, we would like volunteers to work with our staff during the mornings and then use their free time to enjoy the village. We encourage you to visit the local people houses and join their activities or help them if there is ceremonial in the village.


- Assist in the nursery (fill polybags with soil, plant seeds and seedlings, weeding) - Teach spoken English at local schools to children (dependent on local school schedules) -General maintenance at the FNPF Centre -Monitor the various species of endangered birds that FNPF has rehabilitated and released -Monitor other wildlife - clean up the village street and temple - rice field tracking

The volunteers in this animal rescue center generally get 2 day(s) off a week. In regards to working hours, the volunteers work per day 4-5 hours/working day.

Food and accommodation

We will provide local food (3 times a day) cooked by our local staff. Volunteers are also free to access the kitchen to cook their own meal.


The animals they take care of in this center are:

Birds, eagle, snake, starling


Qualification required

- You must be 18 years of age or above (unless accompanied by a parent or supervisory adults) - You must be in reasonable physical condition, and prepared for hands-on manual work in a hot equatorial environment - You are responsible for your own vaccinations and should optionally bring antimalarial prophylactics and medications, as well as creams/lotion for protection from mosquitoes and sun - You must bring a copy of your passport - We are open to all the skills. Please be ready to work hard and get dirty!

How to apply?

Email us with your preferred dates and any questions you might have. Please send email to info@fnpf.org. We will then review your request and confirm whether we have availability. To secure your placement, you will then be asked to pay a deposit of 50%. Please note that we cannot secure a place without a deposit (we receive many requests to volunteer from people who change their plans). Please note that we are not a commercial operation. All proceeds from guests are “donations” and 100% of the money is used to fund FNPF’s project work. By staying with us, you get to stay in a unique environment, participate in conservation and community development work, and provide funds that help FNPF to continue its work. For more information, visit www.fnpf.org

Practical information

Internet access

No Wifi

Cost details

1 person in dormitory room = 66 USD/week 1 person in single room = 127 USD/week 2 people sharing in twin room = 190 USD/week Note that FNPF can provide discounted accommodation for volunteers wishing to do scientific research or group volunteer. let us know if you want to do so.

How to get there?

From I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, you can go to Grab or Gojek corner. ask the staff if you want to go to FNPF Besikalung Volunteer Center in Babahan Village, Tabanan City. Otherwise, you can call a taxi in the airport. it takes an hour from airport to our centre by car. any other choice is that you can take the Teman Bus. please download the application in Playstore "Teman Bus" for the routes from airport to FNPF Besikalung We provide a pick up service with additional charge. please let us know if you need a pick up by email to info@fnpf.org

Is there a minimum age?

To volunteer in this center you will have to be at least 18 years old

When can volunteers join?

This location didn't provide us with any information for this point


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