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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 […]


From Puppets to Environmental Education

By Ranti Naruri, GPOCP Environmental Education Officer My name is Ranti Naruri, and I come from a family of five children here in Ketapang, West Kalimantan. For the past 10 years, I have worked at GPOCP and dedicated myself to the conservation of orangutans and their rainforest habitat in Ketapang and Kayong Utara. My career […]


My Three Years at Cabang Panti

By Sahril Ramadani, GPOCP Research Assistant   My name is Sahril Ramadani, I am 20 years old, and currently working as a Research Assistant at Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park. About three years ago I started working here as the camp assistant, taking care of basic camp needs such as cleaning […]


Biodiversity Flourishes in Customary Forests

By Syahik ‘Bani’ Nurbani, GPOCP Survey Coordinator   As you may recall, a few years ago we began conducting biodiversity surveys in our Customary Forests. This area represents nearly 7,500 hectares made up of five villages that are now legally protected from palm oil, mining and other destructive acts. GPOCP helped secure this land from […]