GPOCP Collaborates to Fight Fires

By Edi Rahman, GPOCP Animal and Habitat Protection Manager Forest fires are often a problem the Indonesian people are faced with every year, especially during the dry season. In 2015, Indonesia was literally on fire. Unfortunately, West Kalimantan and the Gunung Palung landscape were not spared from this destruction. Fires were often visible in the […]

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With a Little Love and Support, Our Artisans Enjoy Success

By Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager  Finding steady work and earning enough income to support a family has been a very real challenge for many of the communities living around Gunung Palung. Most adults are undereducated and there are very few employment options for them in their small villages. Oftentimes, these communities depend on […]


A Decade of Investigations

By Cassie Freund, former GPOCP Program Director     Since 2004, one of our core conservation agendas aims to combat orangutan poaching and trade through our Wildlife Crime Monitoring and Investigation Program. Poaching and the pet trade are significant threats to Bornean orangutans, but due to the secretive and underground nature of the illegal wildlife […]

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Reminiscing Cabang Panti and Gunung Palung National Park

By Katherine Scott, GPOCP Research Manager   It’s 11 a.m. and I’m sitting on the highest point of Gunung Palung National Park. It took around 3 hours to get here and involved a steep climb along several peaks. There are many reasons I find myself here. For a start, I’ve never climbed this side of the mountain […]


The Start of a Wild Year

By Rebecca Curtis, Research Assistant   I sit here on a flight to Istanbul on my way home to the UK for a family Christmas, excitedly looking over the plane food menu. The usually cramped seating feels luxurious to me. Turkish airlines isn’t half bad, but it’s nothing special. The reason for my positive outlook on […]

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