Conservation team


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]