From Diana Monkeys to Orangutans

By Dr. Erin Kane, GPOCP Post-Doc Researcher   When I sat down on the third of five planes taking me from Boston to the Bornean rainforest, the lady sitting next to me smiled and started making small talk. “I’m visiting family in Jakarta! And what brings you to Indonesia?” I gave her the short and […]

Preserving Travel and Culture for Future Generations

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director   We are excited to announce that GPOCP is one of the recipients to receive funds from the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF) whose mission is to conserve resources for the future of travel. This organization supports sustainable adventure tourism which aligns with our mission of creating sustainable communities […]

Meet Dania

By Dania Abizaid, GPOCP Research Volunteer   My name is Dania Abizaid, I’m 23 years old and come from Baja California, Mexico. Ever since I was a child, I felt a strong attraction towards nature and its wonders, and was lucky enough that my parents encouraged this, even though they sometimes didn´t appreciate me climbing […]

Inspired by ZACC

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director   The past month has been a whirlwind of excitement. I was able to travel back to the US and spend the holidays with my family and friends and also attend the ZACC Conference (Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation). This conference was initiated to better integrate the conservation […]

Satu Pohon (One Tree)

By Brodie Philp, GPOCP Research Manager   With over 60 kilometers of trails surrounding Cabang Panti Research Station, the search for orangutans can range far and wide. Often, individual trees of a particular species are fruiting at the same time or fruiting may be concentrated in a particular habitat. So a lot of our energy […]