The Great Artocarpus Battle

By Kat Scott, Research Manager This story begins with Codet (as so many of my field stories do). April had brought rain showers and little else. Nothing in the forest was fruiting, so it seemed that most of the orangutans were resting somewhere out of our reach. We had only been following Bilbo, an unflanged […]

Bibi, and her new infant, join in the Artocarpus feeding frenzy.

Elementary school students in Batu Mas village pose with endangered species coloring books published by GPOCP, with support from Orangutan Outreach.

Expedition: Nanga Tayap

By Mariamah Achmad, GPOCP Environmental Education Manager One exciting new development in our conservation program this year is the addition of “Environmental Education Expeditions” to our repertoire of activities. These expeditions are designed to target remote communities around Gunung Palung National Park that also have relatively high rates of wildlife crime, and are part of […]


GPOCP Participates in West Kalimantan's Orangutan Regional Meeting

By Wahyu Susanto, Research Director As one of the longest-running orangutan conservation organizations in West Kalimantan, GPOCP is often invited to government and private-led meetings and workshops intended to help strengthen conservation action. This month our Research Director, Wahyu Susanto, attended the Orangutan Regional Meeting in the provincial capital of Pontianak. This is a routine […]

GPOCP Research Director, Wahyu Susanto, gives a presentation on our research and conservation efforts in the Gunung Palung landscape at West Kalimantan's Orangutan Regional Meeting.

Field course participants, led by Dr. Cam Webb (green shirt), learn how to identify rainforest trees and plants.

A Taste of Life at Cabang Panti Research Station

By Petrus Kanisius, GPOCP Conservation Awareness and Media Officer “Unimaginable,” maybe that’s the right word for this experience. Truthfully, I couldn’t have imagined I’d have the opportunity to see the array of biodiversity and the beautiful charm of the rainforest in Gunung Palung National Park, but I was able to spend June 2nd-June 10th there […]


How to Get a PhD in the Rainforest

By Andrea DiGiorgio, Boston University PhD student Starting a dissertation is one of the most challenging and exciting periods of a graduate student”s life. I arrived in Indonesia in February, full of excitement and some anxiety. Since then, I have spent the last 2.5 months beginning my PhD research in Gunung Palung National Park. My […]

Andrea takes aim with her bow-and-arrow in an attempt to collect samples high up in a tree (don't worry, she's an expert!)