Category Archives : News from the field


GPOCP Collaborates to Fight Fires

By Edi Rahman, GPOCP Animal and Habitat Protection Manager Forest fires are often a problem the Indonesian people are faced with every year, especially during the dry season. In 2015, Indonesia was literally on fire. Unfortunately, West Kalimantan and the Gunung Palung landscape were not spared from this destruction. Fires were often visible in the […]

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The Start of a Wild Year

By Rebecca Curtis, Research Assistant   I sit here on a flight to Istanbul on my way home to the UK for a family Christmas, excitedly looking over the plane food menu. The usually cramped seating feels luxurious to me. Turkish airlines isn’t half bad, but it’s nothing special. The reason for my positive outlook on […]

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Photographer Tim Laman wades through the Air Putih River while photographing a wild orangutan.
Cabang Panti Research Station
Gunung Palung National Park
West Kalimantan Province
Island of Borneo
Indonesia

Entwined Lives – The Story Behind the Photo

By Tim Laman This year, it was my honor to win the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” award with an image of an orangutan climbing a tree in Gunung Palung National Park entitled “Entwined Lives”. As a wildlife photographer, it is a career highlight to win this award – the most prestigious in our field.  […]


Things That Go Bump in the Forest

By Katherine Scott, Research Manager   With Halloween on the horizon and the start of the rainy season upon us, it seems only apt that we pay homage to the creepy (and frankly downright weird) creatures that come out of hiding around here. This year, as with the last, El Niño has treated us to […]

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