News from the field


From Malaysia to Indonesia… But Still On Borneo   Recently updated !

By Alys Granados, GPOCP Research Manager   An interest in tropical wildlife conservation first brought me to Southeast Asia in 2013, but I couldn’t have guessed that five years later, I would have the privilege to continue working in Borneo. This spring, I joined the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project as Research Manager of the Cabang […]


Bringing Field Biology to the Girl Scouts

By Cheryl Knott, GPOCP Executive Director   What do you call doing science outdoors?  Field biology!  On May 25-27 my team here in the US ran a Field Biology Encampment for Girl Scouts in Massachusetts, including girls of all ages from Kindergartners to 12th graders!  Much of my orangutan fieldwork in Indonesia is currently supported by a grant […]


My Three Years at Cabang Panti

By Sahril Ramadani, GPOCP Research Assistant   My name is Sahril Ramadani, I am 20 years old, and currently working as a Research Assistant at Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park. About three years ago I started working here as the camp assistant, taking care of basic camp needs such as cleaning […]


Life as a Botanical Assistant

By Rinta Islami, GPOCP Botanical Assistant   Maybe some of you are familiar with Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP). It is located here in West Kalimantan, in the regencies of Ketapang and Kayong Utara. GPNP is one of the last primary rainforests in the world and is home to millions of plants and animals, including […]


Orangutans and Their Games

By Dr. Erin Kane, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Boston University and GPOCP   Imagine, if you will, that you have traveled halfway around the world with the intention of studying a large, mostly solitary, primate. You have prepared for this moment for years, and there you are, finally, in the Bornean rainforest. You plot out your path […]