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Back to the Rainforest: A Fruitful Return

By Dr. Erin Kane, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher at Boston University Just a few weeks into the New Year, I packed my bags in New England’s frozen north. I scoured outdoor stores full of ski balaclavas and high performance extra-thick wool socks to find the remnant’s of last year’s mosquito nets and lightweight shirts. I pulled […]


Conserving Forests using Honey Bees

By Edi Rahman, GPOCP Customary Forest Manager One of GPOCP’s program areas is creating Customary Forests, also known as Community Forests. These are forest areas legally owned by local communities thus preventing monoculture crops and mining companies from encroaching on these lands. In order to ensure success and sustainability of these Customary Forests, GPOCP works […]


Mast in Gunung Palung

By Dr. Alys Granados, PhD, GPOCP Research Manager    A massive fruiting event is currently underway at Gunung Palung National Park. Gunung Palung is dominated by dipterocarp trees which only produce fruit every 2-10 years. At Cabang Panti, flowering began in August with peak fruiting through November and December. These massive fruiting episodes are known as masting events and are […]


Jungle Paradise for GPOCP’s Annual Meeting 

By Petrus Kanisius, GPOCP Communications & Media Officer At the start of February, the whole GPOCP conservation team hiked the 5 hour trek into the forest and joined our research team at Cabang Panti Research Station in the heart of Gunung Palung National Park for our Annual Meeting. For some of them, despite working for […]


How Orangutans and Plants Interact

By Andrea Blackburn, PhD Candidate at Boston University, GPOCP Graduate Student Researcher    I’ve recently arrived at the Cabang Panti Research Station to pursue my dissertation research on orangutan seed dispersal. Seed dispersal is the movement of seeds away from the original Graduate student Andrea Blackburn at the Cabang Panti Research Station. Photo by Alys Granados.   […]