Category Archives : Conservation team


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. […]

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GPOCP Works to Curb Waste Problems

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director   Here at GPOCP we believe in starting environmental education at an early age. This provides youngsters with the basic foundation to understand the impacts of their everyday decisions, which in turn helps foster a life-long commitment towards environmental stewardship. We also work with older students and adults to […]


2017 Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship Recipients

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director This year, with the support of the Orang Utan Republik Foundation, GPOCP was able to provide six new scholarships through our Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (BOCS) program. This scholarship program aims to develop a generation of local, university-trained young adults that are highly committed to the protection of orangutans […]

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Protecting Forests through Supporting NTFP Artisans

By F. Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager   GPOCP was invited to participate in the Pemberdayaan Kesejahteraan Keluarga (PKK) or Family Welfare Empowerment Exhibition in West Kalimantan this month. To begin, I would like to start with a brief history of PKK. This organization was founded in Bogor, Java in 1957. PKK’s main priorities […]


Agroforestry and its Role in Land Transformation

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director This month, GPOCP held its first (of many planned) activities with support from the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF). Throughout the next 18 months we will be working hand-in-hand with our recently established Customary Forest, or Hutan Desa, communities to build their capacity to sustainably manage their land. […]

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