Conservation team


Camera Trapping for Conservation in Village Forests

By Hendri Gunawan, Village Forest Coordinator One of the main strategies GPOCP/Yayasan Palung uses for conserving orangutan habitat is the Hutan Desa, or Village Forest, initiative. We help local communities in the greater Gunung Palung landscape secure legal rights to the forest land they have traditionally tended to. Once this formal recognition is achieved, we […]


Exploring Biodiversity and Meeting an Orangutan on a Rainforest Field Trip

By Riduwan, Environmental Education Field Officer Yayasan Palung/GPOCP hosts a variety of field trip activities in the Gunung Palung National Park area and one of our favorite locations for this is the Lubuk Baji Environmental Education camp. This beautiful camp site and structure were built by Yayasan Palung/GPOCP in 2005 as an overnight environmental field […]


Commemorating Orangutan Caring Week in Village Forests

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

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 […]