2017 Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship Recipients

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director This year, with the support of the Orang Utan Republik Foundation, GPOCP was able to provide six new scholarships through our Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (BOCS) program. This scholarship program aims to develop a generation of local, university-trained young adults that are highly committed to the protection of orangutans […]

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#RainforestLive at Cabang Panti

By Brodie Philp, GPOCP Research Manager   On June 8th, the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project participated in the 2017 #RainforestLive. This gave us an opportunity to share some of our daily encounters at the Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park in real time. We posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and provided […]


Protecting Forests through Supporting NTFP Artisans

By F. Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager   GPOCP was invited to participate in the Pemberdayaan Kesejahteraan Keluarga (PKK) or Family Welfare Empowerment Exhibition in West Kalimantan this month. To begin, I would like to start with a brief history of PKK. This organization was founded in Bogor, Java in 1957. PKK’s main priorities […]

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Interning for a Future Career at Cabang Panti

By Muhammad Syainullah, GPOCP TAJAM Youth Volunteer   Hello friends of GPOCP! My name is Syainullah, but people call me Sy, and I am a four year veteran of TAJAM. TAJAM is the youth conservation group sponsored by GPOCP in Ketapang. I recently finished high school and was exploring different career paths and decided to […]


Agroforestry and its Role in Land Transformation

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director This month, GPOCP held its first (of many planned) activities with support from the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF). Throughout the next 18 months we will be working hand-in-hand with our recently established Customary Forest, or Hutan Desa, communities to build their capacity to sustainably manage their land. […]

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