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We now have our pair of Bali Starlings at the lodge, in association with the Begawan foundation.

The pair have already hatched 3 babies before their arrival, so we are hoping they will feel happy in their new surroundings to produce some more chicks.

We are all surprised how active they are; bathing, washing, flying and jumping from tree to tree.

They seem always to be close together and make lovely bird calls.

We will keep you posted on their development.

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2 lovely photos of Pesek being the perfect model

Please see our website for information on our Orangutan Treks in Sumatra.

This is a chance for you to see the beautiful Sumatran Orangutan, now critically endangered due to poaching and habitat loss.

By taking this trek you are directly supporting local Trekking guides and Park rangers who care for the Orangutans.

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Bird release at Besikalung temple, Batu karu mountain – 12th November

There will be a big ceremony at Besikalung temple (Batu karu mountain) to celebrate “Indonesian Planting Day” and the anniversary of the Tabanan Regency. The Tabanan regency and local government officials will also attend.

FNPF will purchase many birds for release at the ceremony.

We will purchase “Peaceful Doves” and “White Vented Mynahs” for release during the ceremony.

If you would like to release a bird, please donate Rp 60,000 and we will purchase a bird for you.

he Besi kalung temple committee, 5 villages and 9 subaks have invited FNPF to help them transform their area (approx 50 sqare kms) into a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife, in the same way that FNPF partnered with the villages to transform the whole island of Nusa Penida into a sanctuary. It is a beautiful location and easy to get to from Ubud, sanur or other place in Bali . This is a new project area for FNPF and your attendance would really help us demonstrate support to the local communities.

You will need to make your own way to Besikalung temple (near Utu village). It is 1 about 1 hour drive from Ubud

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Note :

Dress code : Traditional Balinese

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Norm & I were happy to be invited to the recent TEDx talk in Bali last month. Speakers from a range of environmental fields highlighted the need to protect Bali’s natural image.

The stand our speaker was Pak Dharma Putra M.Sc from Udayana university, speaking on the importance of protecting Bali’s marine life & the new proposed marine parks located at key coastal areas in Bali including Nusa Penida. Thanks for organising this event Alan Bywaters, we look forward to the next one.

For those of you who don’t know about TED talks, please click here to learn more about this informative & often inspiring nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

My favorite talks at the moment is: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology.html

International Orangutan Caring Week,

12th-20th November 2011

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Jarot & Pinky, our newly adopted Orangutans in Sumatra

The Australian Orangutan Project has three other little orangutan infants that are in desperate need of support and care. Adopting Meki, Rosi or Wigly is an ideal way to secure care for them as well making a great gift for friends or family. Each infant adoption costs just $55 per year.

Please follow this link if you would like to adopt a baby orangutan and help rehabilitate it back to the rainforest http://www.orangutan.org.au/adoptions-new