Category Archives : News from the field


Staff Visit Cabang Panti for Field Course

By Hajeral, GPOCP Environmental Education Assistant Field Officer   This month, three members of the GPOCP team were able to participate in a field course hosted by Dr. Andrew Marshall, from the University of Michigan, and the National Park staff at the Cabang Panti Research Station, in the heart of Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP). This […]

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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 […]


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.  […]

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