Conservation team

GPOCP and Yayasan Palung Go Virtual   Recently updated !

By Cheryl D Knott, PhD, Executive Director, Professor, Boston University and Victoria Gehrke, Conservation Program Director As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe, it has also reached the cities and towns of Indonesia. The Ketapang Regency, where our office is located, has now issued regulations to limit transportation and large gatherings, close schools and some […]

Save WILD Orangutans Launch!   Recently updated !

By Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman This past month we officially launched our new online membership community, Save Wild Orangutans. We have been busy creating a brand new website, revamping our social media accounts, and re-branding our platform in order to expand our project even further. We’ve decided to call this new initiative Save Wild Orangutans because […]

Our Disney Conservation Hero   Recently updated !

By Victoria Gehrke, Conservation Program Director One of GPOCP’s conservation strategies is to work within the heart of local communities, inspiring behavioral change and long-term thinking for wildlife conservation success. Our capacity building model works with villagers to hone in on a craft that interests them and what they assess as beneficial. This ensures continued […]

Highlights from the Decade

By Victoria Gehrke, Conservation Program Director & Cheryl Knott, Executive Director As 2019 draws to a close we wanted to reflect on our last decade of achievements. Our successes are hard won, as change never comes easily and lasting solutions require a patient, adaptive and realistic approach. Our achievements are your achievements as we would never have been […]


By Victoria Gehrke, Conservation Program Director  This year, a humorous, yet somewhat eye opening photo challenge rippled across the internet where you compare something from 2009 to 2019. In short, the #10YearChallenge (hopefully) shows your growth and improvement, and reminds you to never forget your humble beginnings and that time literally flies. The international conservation […]