Assessing the Habitat Quality of Customary Forests for Orangutans   Recently updated !

By Andre Ronaldo, Botanist and Survey Coordinator Hutan Desa (which directly translates to “village forests”) are forests where the community has been given management rights with the aim of preserving the forest and the welfare of the surrounding community. Hutan Desa play an important role in supporting the preservation of biodiversity, including the survival of various types of […]



Saving Orangutans with the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program   Recently updated !

By Alejandro Merritt, GPOCP Intern I am a senior in high school from San Francisco, California. For just about a year, I have worked remotely with the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program. It has been amazing. In this time period I have had the opportunity to work on numerous projects to benefit endangered orangutans from […]



A Special Visit from Our Research Counterpart

By Tri Wahyu Susanto, Research Director In March 2022, we received a visit from an Indonesian orangutan researcher who is quite well known among world orangutan researchers – Sri Suci Utami Atmoko, or better known as Suci. Ibu Suci is a lecturer in the Department of Biology at the National University (UNAS) in Jakarta, and […]



Building a New Camp at The Rangkong River Research Area

By Ahmad Rizal, Research Manager & Tri Wahyu Susanto, Research Director The Rangkong River is located in Gunung Palung National Park, and was the location of massive illegal logging activities in the early 2000s. Around this river are three habitat types – freshwater swamp, peatland swamp, and kerangas (heath forest). This lowland forest area is […]



The Inauguration of the 11th Cohort of REBONK Youth Group Volunteers

By Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer One of our strategies for supporting conservation of orangutans and their habitat is to instill knowledge and enthusiasm among the community, especially the younger generation. GPOCP/Yayasan Palung’s Environmental Education program regularly works to visit schools for lectures and puppet shows, host field trips, and carry out programming for youth group […]