News from the field


From the Lab to the Field

By Natalie Robinson, GPOCP Research Assistant   Hello Code Red readers! My name is Natalie Robinson and I am a recent graduate of Boston University (BU), where I studied Biological Anthropology and Mathematics. During my time at BU I had the opportunity to learn and work under the guidance of Dr. Cheryl Knott. This past year I […]


Conflicts, Consortships and Copulations: A Promising Start to my Research Year

By Amy Scott, PhD Candidate, Boston University, and GPOCP Graduate Student Researcher   As a PhD candidate in the Anthropology Department at Boston University, the next phase in my degree is conducting my dissertation research on the orangutans at Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP). This is the second time that […]


Party in the Mango Trees

By Cheryl Knott, GPOCP Executive Director   Every once in awhile instead of searching for orangutans, they come to you! To our surprise and delight, this summer one of our older females, Bibi, and her baby, Bayas, included our camp in their circuit of fruiting trees they were visiting.  Imagine being able to watch orangutans while […]


From Malaysia to Indonesia… But Still On Borneo

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 […]