Cabang Panti: A Wild but Welcoming Beginning

By Tia Mottram, Volunteer Research Assistant It has forever been a goal of mine to be involved in orangutan conservation. Travelling over 7000 miles from Liverpool, England, I am now lucky enough to call Gunung Palung National Park my current home. My trip to the forest began with a 2 hour car journey to Sukadana. As […]



Camera Trapping for Conservation in Village Forests

By Hendri Gunawan, Village Forest Coordinator One of the main strategies GPOCP/Yayasan Palung uses for conserving orangutan habitat is the Hutan Desa, or Village Forest, initiative. We help local communities in the greater Gunung Palung landscape secure legal rights to the forest land they have traditionally tended to. Once this formal recognition is achieved, we […]



A Look Back at 2023 for the Research Program

By Ahmad Rizal, Research Manager First, we, the research team, would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2024!! It is always our goal that our orangutan research produces more and more knowledge each year so that we can better protect orangutans and their forests. While we are looking forward to starting 2024 at […]



GPOCP/Yayasan Palung’s Keluarga Besar (Big Family) Continues Annual Meeting Tradition

By Edi Rahman, Field Director GPOCP/Yayasan Palung consists of 5 major programs: (1) Research (2) Environmental Education (3) Animal Protection (4) Sustainable Livelihoods and (5) Village Forests. All these programs have the ultimate goal of supporting the conservation of orangutans and their habitat in Ketapang and North Kayong Districts as well as in Gunung Palung […]



A Memorable Visit to the Cabang Panti Research Station and the Rangkong River Camp

By Dr. Tatang Mitra Setia, Professor of Biology at Universitas Nasional On December 8-12, the Universitas Nasional team represented by me (Tatang Mitra Setia) and Astri Zulfa had the opportunity to visit the Cabang Panti Research Station and Rangkong Camp, where UNAS, in collaboration with Boston University, has an orangutan research program. The purpose of […]



Exploring Biodiversity and Meeting an Orangutan on a Rainforest Field Trip

By Riduwan, Environmental Education Field Officer Yayasan Palung/GPOCP hosts a variety of field trip activities in the Gunung Palung National Park area and one of our favorite locations for this is the Lubuk Baji Environmental Education camp. This beautiful camp site and structure were built by Yayasan Palung/GPOCP in 2005 as an overnight environmental field […]