Mast in Gunung Palung

By Dr. Alys Granados, PhD, GPOCP Research Manager    A massive fruiting event is currently underway at Gunung Palung National Park. Gunung Palung is dominated by dipterocarp trees which only produce fruit every 2-10 years. At Cabang Panti, flowering began in August with peak fruiting through November and December. These massive fruiting episodes are known as masting events and are […]



Jungle Paradise for GPOCP’s Annual Meeting 

By Petrus Kanisius, GPOCP Communications & Media Officer At the start of February, the whole GPOCP conservation team hiked the 5 hour trek into the forest and joined our research team at Cabang Panti Research Station in the heart of Gunung Palung National Park for our Annual Meeting. For some of them, despite working for […]



How Orangutans and Plants Interact

By Andrea Blackburn, PhD Candidate at Boston University, GPOCP Graduate Student Researcher    I’ve recently arrived at the Cabang Panti Research Station to pursue my dissertation research on orangutan seed dispersal. Seed dispersal is the movement of seeds away from the original Graduate student Andrea Blackburn at the Cabang Panti Research Station. Photo by Alys Granados.   […]



From Loggers to Community Champions through Organic Farming

By Wendy Tamariska, GPOCP Sustainable Livelihoods Manager With the success and expansion of the organic farming group, Meteor Garden, we wish to introduce some of our proud farmers to our readers and supporters! The group was recently awarded an Improving Climate Initiative award from the Bupati of Kayong Utara and we celebrate this outstanding achievement. Pak Ishak (above) is 34 years […]



My Year with the Orangutans and Other Creatures in the Forest

By Dania Magaly Abizaid, GPOCP Research Assistant   “Halo, kalau ada orang yang bisa dengar, ada OH di rintis SF10,” (Hello, if a person can hear, there is an orangutan on trail SF10), I call out through the radio for the 30th time. Any response is highly unlikely since I’m far from camp and the signal […]