Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project

By Cheryl Knott, PhD, GPOCP Executive Director   On October 7th I was honored to receive a 2017 Pongo Environmental Award for “significant field work furthering our understanding of the Bornean orangutan as well as dedicated efforts to conserve the species and educate the public over the past quarter century.” The award was presented at […]

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Keeping with Tradition and Caring for the Earth

By Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager   This month GPOCP and our artisans were invited to participate in the Harvest Festival of Raya Nusantara, or PARARA, held in Jakarta. This event occurs every two years with the aim to promote locally made products by indigenous tribes and communities from all over Indonesia. There were […]


Bringing Research to the Village

By Wahyu Susanto, GPOCP Research Director   Cabang Panti Research Station is often thought of as this mystical place. The research station is not open to tourists, so even though many people have heard of it, few have actually been to Cabang Panti. So this month we decided to bring the research station to the […]

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UNTAN learns about Gunung Palung Opportunities

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director   Last Tuesday, I traveled with Brodie Philp, the Project OH Research Manager, and Beth Barrow, the KKL Research Manager, to Pontianak. On Wednesday, we were scheduled to give presentations to students and faculty about our conservation and research activities at Tanjungpura University (UNTAN). This university acts as our […]


A Final Forest Farewell…

By Becky Curtis, GPOCP Assistant Research Manager   “She asked if you are interested in learning English,” I said in Bahasa, shifting slightly on the mossy log beneath me. “Tell her I know four different local languages,” Sahril said with a proud smirk. I turned back towards the original speaker, a visiting Boston University graduate […]

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