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, […]

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

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

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 […]


The Lives of Orangutans

By Robert Rodriguez Suro, Researcher It’s 4:00 AM. Somewhere in the middle of the Bornean rainforest, a pair of hammocks hang among the trees and the leaf-littered ground. Within one of them, a watch alarm is going off, and I open my eyes to silence it. “Time to get up already?” After taking a couple […]

A snapshot of Robert's video showing Codet as he drinks water directly from the river.  Photo © Robert Rodriguez Suro

GPOCP Environmental Education staff member, Petrus Kanisius, and a guest share information about orangutan conservation with radio listeners.

Bincang Hijau with GPOCP

By Cassie Freund, Program Director Disseminating information about orangutans, the rainforest, and other environmental issues through radio broadcasts has been in GPOCP’s repertoire of conservation activities for almost 17 years. During that time, we have reached an estimated 400,000 people per month, broadcasting thousands of talk shows and radio commercials promoting the conservation of the […]


Green is the New Black

By Rinaldi Gotama, Research Assistant Three weeks ago I arrived at Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park. Growing up in Jakarta and going to university in the large metropolitan city of Hong Kong, I had been surrounded by a concrete jungle my entire life. Living in the middle of a rainforest had […]

Adult female orangutan, Jumi, looks out through the canopy.
Photo © Rinaldi Gotama.