A Decade of Investigations

By Cassie Freund, former GPOCP Program Director     Since 2004, one of our core conservation agendas aims to combat orangutan poaching and trade through our Wildlife Crime Monitoring and Investigation Program. Poaching and the pet trade are significant threats to Bornean orangutans, but due to the secretive and underground nature of the illegal wildlife […]

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Reminiscing Cabang Panti and Gunung Palung National Park

By Katherine Scott, GPOCP Research Manager   It’s 11 a.m. and I’m sitting on the highest point of Gunung Palung National Park. It took around 3 hours to get here and involved a steep climb along several peaks. There are many reasons I find myself here. For a start, I’ve never climbed this side of the mountain […]


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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2016 in Review

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director It is hard to believe that another year has passed us by. Our research project is now entering its 25th year and our conservation efforts are just shy of 2 decades, at 18 years! During the 2016 year, we accomplished a lot in terms of orangutan research and conservation. […]


It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s a Drone!

By Syahik Nurbani, GPOCP Orangutan Nest Survey Coordinator    And it is flying for orangutan conservation! This month we embarked on a new and exciting conservation project. We are flying drones! With financial support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, International Animal Rescue […]

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