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 […]



The Future of Conservation

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director Each year in December we host a 3-day training course for our Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (BOCS) recipients and this year was no exception. This program gives a 4-year scholarship to deserving, yet under-privileged, youth hailing from the regencies of Ketapang and Kayong Utara in West Kalimantan, with support […]



My Daily Life at Cabang Panti

By Muhammad Syainullah, GPOCP Laboratory Assistant   To begin, my name is Muhammad Syainullah, but everyone calls me Syai, pronounced Sy. I work at GPOCP, one of the three research projects at Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS), as a Laboratory Assistant. Gunung Palung National Park is surrounded by many small villages, but only a few know that […]