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Popular Science Books for Your Summer Reading List

By Cheryl D Knott, PhD and Natalie Robinson Maybe you’re stuck at home this summer, or maybe you’re finally getting that beach vacation you’ve dreamed about since March 2020. If you’re looking for some good summer reading, we’ve curated a list of popular science books on conservation, human biology, evolution, and more. Many of these […]


Assessment of the Governance and Equity of the “Banjar Lestari” Customary Forest, Padu Banjar Village

By Muhammad Isa Earlier this year we were contacted by researchers at IIED who are developing the SAGE methodology for use in protected and conserved areas around the world. The SAGE initiative aims to enable stakeholders to assess the status of governance and equity, plan actions to improve, and monitor progress. The first version of […]


My Journey Back to Cabang Panti Research Station

By Ishma Fatiha, Field Laboratory Assistant My name is Ishma Fatiha. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to return to the Cabang Panti Research Station as a Laboratory Assistant for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project. Previously, I came here for 6 months for my senior thesis research in 2018. The experience I got at […]


The 2021 West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship Recipients

By Petrus Kanisius, Environmental Education and Communications Officer Since 2012 we have partnered with the Orang Utan Republik Foundation to sponsor local students through the West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (WBOCS). We provide well-deserving, under-privileged students with complete financial aid to attend Tanjungpura University (UNTAN) in the city of Pontianak, the provincial capital of West Kalimantan. Now, […]


Guess Who? Orangutan Genetic Identities Tell Us New Stories

By Amy Scott, PhD The identity of individual orangutans is important to our long-term research as it enables us to track the major milestones of each animal’s life. In particular, it allows us to answer questions about each individual’s developmental trajectory and reproductive history. For instance, because we can identify individuals, we know that Walimah […]


Earth Day 2021

By Petrus Kanisius, Environmental Education and Communications Officer Each year on April 22nd, people from all around the world celebrate Earth Day. This year, on the 51stannual Earth Day, the theme was “Restore our Earth.” Earth Day was first started by an American politician and environmentalist named Gaylord Nelson. In 1969 Nelson saw the detrimental […]