Making Work Feel Like a Hobby: Photographing Orangutan Foods   Recently updated !

By Sumihadi, Assistant Research Manager, Botany Forests that are maintained sustainably are one of the most important factors in supporting the survival of flora and fauna, because one of their key benefits is providing shelter and food for animals. One of the animals that has an important role within the forest, but its existence is […]

Commemorating Orangutan Caring Week in Village Forests   Recently updated !

By Edi Rahman, Field Director  Every November there is a very exciting week for all of us to invite the community to protect and preserve orangutans and their habitat. This event is Orangutan Caring Week, known in Indonesia as Pekan Peduli Orangutan, was November 12-18th this year.  We commemorated Orangutan Caring Week in 3 of […]

Taking Action to Prevent Wildfires   Recently updated !

By Hendri Gunawan, Hutan Desa Coordinator Fires present an ongoing and serious threat to wild orangutans, and the forests that they inhabit, especially in areas outside the National Park that are close to human habitation. In Simpang Hilir District, North Kayong Regency, and particularly in the Village Forests (Hutan Desa) we work with, there are […]

My Return to Gunung Palung   Recently updated !

By Caitlin O’Connell, Deputy Director Hello to all our friends and supporters! I am thrilled to be back working with¬†GPOCP¬†again as the new Deputy Director, a position I started in July. I first traveled to Indonesia in 2010 as a first-year PhD student working with our Executive Director, Dr. Cheryl Knott. I spent the summer […]

Yayasan Palung and Village Forest Management Boards (LPHD) Fight Fires   Recently updated !

By Robi Kasianus, Village Forest Field Officer From August 2023 to early September 2023, Ketapang Regency and North Kayong Regency experienced a particularly dry period. During the dry season, peatland areas are very vulnerable to fire, and we have seen an increase in the frequency and severity of fires in recent years. These fires, especially in peat […]