Party in the Mango Trees   Recently updated !

By Cheryl Knott, GPOCP Executive Director   Every once in awhile instead of searching for orangutans, they come to you! To our surprise and delight, this summer one of our older females, Bibi, and her baby, Bayas, included our camp in their circuit of fruiting trees they were visiting.  Imagine being able to watch orangutans while […]



Green Paradise   Recently updated !

By Hendri Gunawan, GPOCP Environmental Education Field Officer I was born and raised in Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. This region is also known as the lungs of the world because of our healthy forests! As a native, I am very proud of these beautiful landscapes, one of which is Gunung Palung National Park […]



From Malaysia to Indonesia… But Still On Borneo

By Alys Granados, GPOCP Research Manager   An interest in tropical wildlife conservation first brought me to Southeast Asia in 2013, but I couldn’t have guessed that five years later, I would have the privilege to continue working in Borneo. This spring, I joined the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project as Research Manager of the Cabang […]



Let’s Cultivate Fish!

By Petrus Kanisius, GPOCP Environmental Education Communication Officer The goal of our Sustainable Livelihoods program is to work with individuals who may be causing harm to the environment through illegal logging or land clearing, and help them find a different way to provide for their families. With a mutual commitment, GPOCP and these local villagers […]



Bringing Field Biology to the Girl Scouts

By Cheryl Knott, GPOCP Executive Director   What do you call doing science outdoors?  Field biology!  On May 25-27 my team here in the US ran a Field Biology Encampment for Girl Scouts in Massachusetts, including girls of all ages from Kindergartners to 12th graders!  Much of my orangutan fieldwork in Indonesia is currently supported by a grant […]