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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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.  […]


Spreading Conservation Awareness Near and Far

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director     This October, GPOCP has been busy spreading education and awareness about orangutans and forest conservation. West Kalimantan had the pleasure of hosting part of the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia event. This event began with sailors leaving harbors in Australia and spending the next three months exploring some […]

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