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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Biodiversity in Customary Forests

By Syahik Nurbani, GPOCP Orangutan Survey Coordinator   As you may recall, last year we conducted a biodiversity survey in our Customary Forests. This area represents nearly 7,500 hectares made up of five villages that is now legally protected from oil palm, mining and other destructive actions. This land now legally belongs to the community. […]


Growing Families of Gunung Palung

By Becky Curtis, GPOCP Assistant Research Manager   Research focused on critically endangered animals always means that new additions to the population are certainly something to celebrate! With that in mind, we would like to take a moment to cheer for our hard working orangutan mothers and their growing clans within our beloved forest! During […]

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GPOCP Works to Curb Waste Problems

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director   Here at GPOCP we believe in starting environmental education at an early age. This provides youngsters with the basic foundation to understand the impacts of their everyday decisions, which in turn helps foster a life-long commitment towards environmental stewardship. We also work with older students and adults to […]


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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