Staff Visit Cabang Panti for Field Course

By Hajeral, GPOCP Environmental Education Assistant Field Officer   This month, three members of the GPOCP team were able to participate in a field course hosted by Dr. Andrew Marshall, from the University of Michigan, and the National Park staff at the Cabang Panti Research Station, in the heart of Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP). This […]

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Out of Office: Field Trip to Lubuk Baji

By Petrus Kanisius, GPOCP Communications Officer   In late March, GPOCP and the Gunung Palung National Park staff (BTN) hosted a field trip to Lubuk Baji, a rainforest camp in Gunung Palung National Park, originally built by GPOCP. But this was not an ordinary field trip, there were no students joining us. The purpose of […]


GPOCP Collaborates to Fight Fires

By Edi Rahman, GPOCP Animal and Habitat Protection Manager Forest fires are often a problem the Indonesian people are faced with every year, especially during the dry season. In 2015, Indonesia was literally on fire. Unfortunately, West Kalimantan and the Gunung Palung landscape were not spared from this destruction. Fires were often visible in the […]

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With a Little Love and Support, Our Artisans Enjoy Success

By Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager  Finding steady work and earning enough income to support a family has been a very real challenge for many of the communities living around Gunung Palung. Most adults are undereducated and there are very few employment options for them in their small villages. Oftentimes, these communities depend on […]


A Decade of Investigations

By Cassie Freund, former GPOCP Program Director     Since 2004, one of our core conservation agendas aims to combat orangutan poaching and trade through our Wildlife Crime Monitoring and Investigation Program. Poaching and the pet trade are significant threats to Bornean orangutans, but due to the secretive and underground nature of the illegal wildlife […]

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