Daily Archives: September 8, 2022

Announcing a New Orangutan Pregnancy

By Ahmad Rizal, Research Manager Hello everyone! Do you still remember the good news that we shared in our May newsletter about the new baby orangutan that we followed? Finding new baby orangutans is one of the most exciting things that can happen at Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS) and always makes us happy. This month, the […]

Celebrating World Orangutan Day 2022

By Haning Pertiwi, Environmental Education & Conservation Awareness Officer August 19th was World Orangutan Day (WOD)! Last year, in 2021, due to the pandemic, our activities for WOD were carried out in a simple way, and almost all online. But this year, since most daily activities have returned to normal here in West Kalimantan, Yayasan […]

Gunung Palung, Gateway to Dreams

By Tasya Azzahra Priandani, Student Researcher Hello, my name is Tasya Azzahra Priandani. I am an eighth semester student from the Faculty of Biology at the Universitas Nasional (UNAS) in Jakarta. I am writing this article to share my research experience in Gunung Palung National Park, which has been full of fun and learning. When […]

Providing Firefighting Equipment for Villages in the Gunung Palung National Park Buffer Zone

By Ranti Naruri, Sustainable Livelihoods Manager & Edi Rahman, Conservation Field Director One of Yayasan Palung’s (GPOCP’s) signature programs is assisting communities to gain control of their traditional forests so that they can be managed sustainably. We have provided this support to several villages in Simpang Hilir District through a number of social forestry initiatives, […]

From Reading to Research, My Path to Borneo

By Victoria Zdanowicz, Student Researcher I have always been drawn to nature and its change over time, but it was not until I stumbled into Dr. Cheryl Knott’s office at Boston University in search of a job, that I learned about the wonders of wild orangutans and the forests they call home. I remember sitting […]

West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship 2022 Award Night and Student Profiles

By Petrus Kanisius, Environmental Education and Communications Officer On Monday June 6, an award night was held at the Hotel Nevada Ketapang for the 6 recipients of the 2022 West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (WBOCS). During the award night, the 6 WBOCS recipients signed a scholarship agreement with Yayasan Palung/GPOCP and the Orang Utan Republik Foundation. In addition […]