Conservation team


Keeping with Tradition and Caring for the Earth

By Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager   This month GPOCP and our artisans were invited to participate in the Harvest Festival of Raya Nusantara, or PARARA, held in Jakarta. This event occurs every two years with the aim to promote locally made products by indigenous tribes and communities from all over Indonesia. There were […]


UNTAN learns about Gunung Palung Opportunities

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director   Last Tuesday, I traveled with Brodie Philp, the Project OH Research Manager, and Beth Barrow, the KKL Research Manager, to Pontianak. On Wednesday, we were scheduled to give presentations to students and faculty about our conservation and research activities at Tanjungpura University (UNTAN). This university acts as our […]


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. […]


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 […]