COVID and Conservation: How we can heal the planet and our health

By Cheryl Knott, Executive Director & Natalie Robinson, Program Coordinator The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has consumed every aspect of our lives. In many ways, it has served as a wakeup call. In the early months, reports of increased wildlife sightings and decreased carbon emissions supplied a glimmer of hope in an otherwise dark time. Since […]



My Trip to My Second Home

By Wahyu Susanto, Research Director On August 25, 2020 I made a trip to return to the tropical rainforest of Gunung Palung National Park, where Cabang Panti Research Station has become my second home. This trip was the first time I had been out of Jakarta, where I live, in 8 months during the COVID-19 […]



Stories from My Media Trip: Voicing Nature and Planting Trees on Critical Land

By Petrus Kanisius, Environmental Education Communication & Media Officer Last month I represented GPOCP as an attendee at a media training seminar organized by the Indonesia-based organization, Earthqualizer. I, along with a group of other journalists, were part of a two-day retreat where we learned about scientific writing, and traveled to remote forests to learn […]



Using Drone Imagery to Estimate Orangutan Populations

By Beth Barrow, Conservation Research Director Our team just spent over a year in the field carrying out an orangutan population survey inside Gunung Palung National Park. This wasn’t just your average population survey though; this one was designed to compare traditional methods with a new method using drone technology. Traditionally, observers walk line transects […]