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From Loggers to Community Champions through Organic Farming

By Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager With the success and expansion of the organic farming group, Meteor Garden, we wish to introduce some of our proud farmers to our readers and supporters! The group was recently awarded an Improving Climate Initiative award from the Bupati of Kayong Utara and we celebrate this outstanding achievement. Pak Ishak (above) is 34 years […]


The Future of Conservation

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director Each year in December we host a 3-day training course for our Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (BOCS) recipients and this year was no exception. This program gives a 4-year scholarship to deserving, yet under-privileged, youth hailing from the regencies of Ketapang and Kayong Utara in West Kalimantan, with support […]


My Daily Life at Cabang Panti

By Muhammad Syainullah, GPOCP Laboratory Assistant   To begin, my name is Muhammad Syainullah, but everyone calls me Syai, pronounced Sy. I work at GPOCP, one of the three research projects at Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS), as a Laboratory Assistant. Gunung Palung National Park is surrounded by many small villages, but only a few know that […]


Orangutan Caring Week Expedition

By Simon Tampubolon, GPOCP Environmental Education Field Officer I am Simon Tampubolon, and one of the GPOCP Environmental Education team members. I joined GPOCP in February 2018, but originally hail from Lake Toba in North Sumatra. While in Sumatra, I worked at an NGO leading children’s educational activities, like youth groups and after school activities. […]