Daily Archives: October 4, 2019

Parasite Infection among Orangutans in Gunung Palung

By Natalie Robinson, Research AssistantDuring the past year, as a Research Assistant at Cabang Panti, I took a particular interest in orangutan health, as knowledge of this critically endangered species’ health and disease status can help us to further understand their long-term viability. An important tool in the assessment of wild orangutan health is the […]

From Farmers to Facilitators – Natural Resource Assessment

By Petrus Kanisius, GPOCP Communications & Media Officer  One of our most successful working models for fulfilling long-term conservation goals is our grassroots-to-government approach where we work closely with communities to understand their situation, adapt our approach and involve them as much as possible in all steps of the process. This largely involves capacity building […]

Historical Data Leads to New Discoveries

By Amy Scott, PhD Candidate at University of Boston Our lab investigates how reproductive strategies impact the sociality of orangutans by utilizing long-term behavioral data from the orangutans in Gunung Palung National Park. Because primates tend to be highly social mammals, they are ideal for studying how ecological and social factors impact the size and structure of […]