From an Illegal Logger to a Forest Advocate   Recently updated !

By Herman, Orangutan Field Assistant Hello, my name is Herman. I am a Field Assistant for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program/Yayasan Palung. I come from the village of Tanjung Gunung, which is directly adjacent to Gunung Palung National Park, in the Kayong Utara Regency. When I talk about my past work, before I joined […]



Celebrating Orangutan Caring Week 2021   Recently updated !

By Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer Orangutan Caring Week (OCW) is held every year in November to raise awareness about the critically endangered orangutan. Each year, GPOCP/Yayasan Palung celebrates this week-long event. This year it was held from November 7th to 13th. Specifically, this year’s theme was “Respecting nature to save orangutans, biodiversity & our collective future.” […]



Welcoming Two New Field Research Assistants

By Jak and Dika, Field Research Assistants In March 2021 we hired two new field research assistants to work at the Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park. Upon hiring, the two new assistants, Dika and Jak, began their training. Luckily, they were already familiar with the orangutan project and the site, having […]



Becoming a Volunteer at Yayasan Palung

By Vanessa Ryan Hadi My name is Vanessa Ryan Hadi. I come from the city of Cibubur in Jakarta, Indonesia. In September 2021, I came to Yayasan Palung to volunteer for three months. I have a desire to learn and continue to gain knowledge, especially related to conservation. This has been my passion since I […]



A Rare Interaction Between an Orangutan and Kalimantan Slow Loris

By Suharto, Field Research Assistant Hello my name is Suharto, but people call me Toto for short. I come from Matan Jaya Village, in the upper reaches of West Kalimantan. I work for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program (GPOCP/Yayasan Palung). My job is as a field research assistant, where I work in collaboration with […]



Encounters with Biodiversity in the Padu Banjar Customary Forest

By Erik Sulidra, Animal Protection and Rescue Manager, and Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer Every year, Yayasan Palung and Customary Forest Management Boards (LPHD) conduct biodiversity surveys in each Customary Forest. In 2021, the team began first with the Customary Forest of Padu Banjar in Simpang Hillir District, Kayong Utara Regency. This forest alone is about […]