Conservation team


Encounters with Biodiversity in the Padu Banjar Customary Forest

By Erik Sulidra, Animal Protection and Rescue Manager, and Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer Every year, Yayasan Palung and Customary Forest Management Boards (LPHD) conduct biodiversity surveys in each Customary Forest. In 2021, the team began first with the Customary Forest of Padu Banjar in Simpang Hillir District, Kayong Utara Regency. This forest alone is about […]


Celebrating World Orangutan Day 2021

By Petrus Kanisius and Riduwan Every year on August 19th we commemorate World Orangutan Day. This day is a reminder for all citizens of the world to save the fate of orangutans and their habitat. This year, World Orangutan Day took the theme “Habitat Restoration, Conserving Orangutans, Care of Civilization”. This year, Yayasan Palung (GPOCP), […]


Devastating Floods and Landslides in Kayong Utara Regency, West Kalimantan

By Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer With every rainy season that arrives, we are very vulnerable to the potential for flooding and landslides, especially in several areas of the Kayong Utara Regency. This possibility keeps us all vigilant, particularly those who live around the region’s large hills. Though heavy rainfall can be a natural phenomenon, flooding […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]