Daily Archives: September 14, 2017


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. […]