Category Archives : Conservation team


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 […]

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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. […]


Out of Office: Field Trip to Lubuk Baji

By Petrus Kanisius, GPOCP Communications Officer   In late March, GPOCP and the Gunung Palung National Park staff (BTN) hosted a field trip to Lubuk Baji, a rainforest camp in Gunung Palung National Park, originally built by GPOCP. But this was not an ordinary field trip, there were no students joining us. The purpose of […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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