My Three Years at Cabang Panti

By Sahril Ramadani, GPOCP Research Assistant   My name is Sahril Ramadani, I am 20 years old, and currently working as a Research Assistant at Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park. About three years ago I started working here as the camp assistant, taking care of basic camp needs such as cleaning […]



Biodiversity Flourishes in Customary Forests

By Syahik ‘Bani’ Nurbani, GPOCP Survey Coordinator   As you may recall, a few years ago we began conducting biodiversity surveys in our Customary Forests. This area represents nearly 7,500 hectares made up of five villages that are now legally protected from palm oil, mining and other destructive acts. GPOCP helped secure this land from […]



Life as a Botanical Assistant

By Rinta Islami, GPOCP Botanical Assistant   Maybe some of you are familiar with Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP). It is located here in West Kalimantan, in the regencies of Ketapang and Kayong Utara. GPNP is one of the last primary rainforests in the world and is home to millions of plants and animals, including […]



Earth Day Every Day!

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director We hope everyone was able to go out and celebrate our beautiful Planet Earth on Earth Day. We were quite busy here in Indonesia celebrating as well. But this got me thinking… how did Earth Day come about? I decided to do some digging and found out that it […]



Orangutans and Their Games

By Dr. Erin Kane, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Boston University and GPOCP   Imagine, if you will, that you have traveled halfway around the world with the intention of studying a large, mostly solitary, primate. You have prepared for this moment for years, and there you are, finally, in the Bornean rainforest. You plot out your path […]