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.  […]

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


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 […]

Things That Go Bump in the Forest

By Katherine Scott, Research Manager   With Halloween on the horizon and the start of the rainy season upon us, it seems only apt that we pay homage to the creepy (and frankly downright weird) creatures that come out of hiding around here. This year, as with the last, El Niño has treated us to […]



Rivers and Biodiversity Around Gunung Palung National Park

By Edward Tang, Conservation Education Coordinator   Do you know why we should protect local rivers and forests? Of course the obvious reasons include species and habitat conservation, but healthy ecosystems also help prevent many natural disasters from occurring. Some of the benefits include better drainage to prevent flooding and erosion, and helping to maintain […]

A Rainforest Internship

By Muhlis Saputra, BOCS Recipient     Through the Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (BOCS), offered to me by the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, I have carried out a one month internship for each year of my studies. I am currently in my final year at Tanjungpura University, where I study forestry, so last month […]