Conservation team

Celebrating World Orangutan Day 2022

By Haning Pertiwi, Environmental Education & Conservation Awareness Officer August 19th was World Orangutan Day (WOD)! Last year, in 2021, due to the pandemic, our activities for WOD were carried out in a simple way, and almost all online. But this year, since most daily activities have returned to normal here in West Kalimantan, Yayasan […]

Providing Firefighting Equipment for Villages in the Gunung Palung National Park Buffer Zone

By Ranti Naruri, Sustainable Livelihoods Manager & Edi Rahman, Conservation Field Director One of Yayasan Palung’s (GPOCP’s) signature programs is assisting communities to gain control of their traditional forests so that they can be managed sustainably. We have provided this support to several villages in Simpang Hilir District through a number of social forestry initiatives, […]

West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship 2022 Award Night and Student Profiles

By Petrus Kanisius, Environmental Education and Communications Officer On Monday June 6, an award night was held at the Hotel Nevada Ketapang for the 6 recipients of the 2022 West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (WBOCS). During the award night, the 6 WBOCS recipients signed a scholarship agreement with Yayasan Palung/GPOCP and the Orang Utan Republik Foundation. In addition […]

Environmental Education and Conservation Awareness Expedition to Two Customary Forest Villages

By Widiya Octa Selfiany, Environmental Education and Conservation Awareness Manager Our Environmental Education and Conservation Awareness program carried out an expedition, from May 17-21, in the Padu Banjar and Pulau Kumbang Customary Forests. Padu Banjar and Pulau Kumbang are villages located in Simpang Hilir District, Kayong Utara Regency, in West Kalimantan (Borneo). The expedition was […]

Production of Liquid Smoke and Organic Fertilizer as an Effort to Prevent Forest and Land Fires

By Edi Rahman, Conservation Field Director Every year, Borneo faces devastating forest fires. Prevention of these forest and land fires is a shared responsibility and early prevention efforts have proven to be successful in reducing the amount of land burned each year. One of the efforts we make at Yayasan Palung (GPOCP) is to provide […]