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World Rainforest Day – Restoring the World’s Rainforests During a Global Pandemic   Recently updated !

By Natalie Robinson, Program Coordinator Monday June 22nd was World Rainforest Day. This holiday, first celebrated in 2017, serves as a day to raise awareness and encourage action to save the Earth’s rainforests. To virtually spread awareness this year, GPOCP Executive Director Cheryl Knott was invited to join a live webinar hosted by Health in Harmony. […]


Counting Orangutans: Completing our Nest and Phenology Survey in Gunung Palung National Park

By Andre Ronaldo, GPOCP Botanist For the past year we have been conducting a survey to estimate the population of wild orangutans in Gunung Palung National Park. In order to estimate the orangutan population, we can count the number of nests in trees along transects throughout the park. Because orangutans sleep in a nest each night, and […]


Off to University after Three Years as a Field Lab Assistant

By Muhammad Syainullah, Field Laboratory Assistant I first went to Cabang Panti Research Station in April 2017. I had been a conservation volunteer at the Yayasan Palung (GPOCP) office through the youth group Relawan Konservasi Taruna Penjaga Alam (RK-TAJAM) for almost three years. During this time I campaigned to save orangutans and the forest, even though […]