Conservation & Community Work in Besikalung Sanctuary

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About

If you are looking for a memorable experience in conservation work and want to live in the beautiful nature of Bali, then this volunteering opportunity is for you.
We established the sanctuary in early 2011, after a request from local community groups who had heard about our work to save the Bali starling, one of world’s most endangered birds, and our Bali Bird Sanctuary on Nusa Penida.

Five nearby villages and nine cooperative farmers’ groups have joined the project, and introduced traditional regulations ensuring the safety of wildlife within this protected zone. It is first wildlife sanctuary in Bali instigated by private enterprise.

We have released dozens of birds into the sanctuary, including white vented mynahs and Peaceful doves; we have planted trees and are monitoring the condition of the forest – which borders UNESCO World Heritage protected rice terraces.

Highlights
  • Beautiful Nature.
  • Conservation Work.
  • Environmental Sustainability.
  • Community Development.
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release.

Impact

We are protecting the environment and we have released dozens of birds into the sanctuary, including white vented mynahs and Peaceful doves; we have planted trees and are monitoring the condition of the forest – which borders UNESCO World Heritage protected rice terraces.
We hope community support for the sanctuary, which is relatively new, will grow and we can expand its boundaries to cover a larger area. Eventually we hope the entire province of Bali can be declared a sanctuary for Indonesia’s birds and animals.

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