Shaping a New Conservation Generation   Recently updated !

By Cassie Freund, Program Director On June 26th, GPOCP awarded six new Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarships, bringing the total number of young conservationists that we support to an impressive 19 students. This program, known in Indonesia as the BOCS, is a university scholarship program funded by the Orang Utan Republik Foundation and Orangutan Outreach. GPOCP […]

BOCS recipient, Victor Samudra (second from right) signs his scholarship agreement

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The Case of the Missing Flanged Males   Recently updated !

By Agus Trianto, Botanical Research Assistant Last fall, especially the months of October and November, were very interesting months at Cabang Panti Research Station. During this period, we found a total of five flanged male orangutans in our study area. Almost every day we could hear long calls, and we even heard them at night […]


All Hands on Deck for Hutan Desa   Recently updated !

By Cassie Freund, Program Director The Community Forest Initiative, or Hutan Desa, as it is known in Indonesia, is one of GPOCP’s core orangutan conservation programs. For the past two years we have been working with over 90 people in five villages to the north of Gunung Palung National Park, helping them through the process […]

Edward Tang and a team from Nipah Kuning village collect tree diversity data from one of 10 total transects surveyed as part of the rapid survey in the Paduan River community forest area.

Workshop participants, Uray (Natural Resources Conservation Agency - Kayong Utara) and Roni (Gunung Palung National Park) practice taking GPS points during the training.

Mapping for Orangutan Conservation

By Dr. Amanda West, GPOCP GIS Consultant Last year, I was recruited by GPOCP to evaluate critical habitat for the Bornean orangutan in and around Gunung Palung National Park. Map results from this research will provide explicit geographic information that can be used to enhance monitoring efforts and conservation planning in the region. This month, […]


A Sad Day for Walimah

By Dr. Cheryl Knott, GPOCP Executive Director July 29, 2015 is a day I’ll never forget. It was our first day back to the field station for summer vacation. We were searching for orangutans and Kat, the Research Manager, had just found 3 – all in the same tree! We quickly went over to see […]

Walimah as a baby in 1999 (left), and as a new mother in 2015 (right). How time flies!