Category Archives : Conservation team


With a Little Love and Support, Our Artisans Enjoy Success

By Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager  Finding steady work and earning enough income to support a family has been a very real challenge for many of the communities living around Gunung Palung. Most adults are undereducated and there are very few employment options for them in their small villages. Oftentimes, these communities depend on […]

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A Decade of Investigations

By Cassie Freund, former GPOCP Program Director     Since 2004, one of our core conservation agendas aims to combat orangutan poaching and trade through our Wildlife Crime Monitoring and Investigation Program. Poaching and the pet trade are significant threats to Bornean orangutans, but due to the secretive and underground nature of the illegal wildlife […]


2016 in Review

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director It is hard to believe that another year has passed us by. Our research project is now entering its 25th year and our conservation efforts are just shy of 2 decades, at 18 years! During the 2016 year, we accomplished a lot in terms of orangutan research and conservation. […]

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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s a Drone!

By Syahik Nurbani, GPOCP Orangutan Nest Survey Coordinator    And it is flying for orangutan conservation! This month we embarked on a new and exciting conservation project. We are flying drones! With financial support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, International Animal Rescue […]


Spreading Conservation Awareness Near and Far

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director     This October, GPOCP has been busy spreading education and awareness about orangutans and forest conservation. West Kalimantan had the pleasure of hosting part of the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia event. This event began with sailors leaving harbors in Australia and spending the next three months exploring some […]

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