News from the field

Attending the 8th Asian Primate Symposium in Vietnam

By Erik Sulidra, Animal Protection Manager & Ishma Fatiha, Field Laboratory Assistant This past month, staff members of Yayasan Palung/GPOCP attended the 8th Asian Primate Symposium which was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from November 13th – 16th. This event is the largest primate symposium in Asia, where experts and stakeholders in the field of primate research and […]

Studying Forest Structure and Orangutan Nests

By Seno Wicaksono, Student Researcher My name is Seno Wicaksono. I am a student researcher from Universitas Nasional (UNAS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thanks to support from the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program/Yayasan Palung, I am conducting research for my senior thesis in Gunung Palung National Park. More precisely, I am conducting research in two areas […]

Back to Gunung Palung

By Cheryl Knott, Executive Director A cacophony of Borneo’s distinctive sounds, from the singing duets of the gibbons to the high-pitched whir of late afternoon cicadas. The damp, earthy smell of the rainforest cycling through its rapid phases of decomposition and regeneration. The light penetrating through the top of the canopy, revealing the soft orange […]

Announcing a New Orangutan Pregnancy

By Ahmad Rizal, Research Manager Hello everyone! Do you still remember the good news that we shared in our May newsletter about the new baby orangutan that we followed? Finding new baby orangutans is one of the most exciting things that can happen at Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS) and always makes us happy. This month, the […]

Gunung Palung, Gateway to Dreams

By Tasya Azzahra Priandani, Student Researcher Hello, my name is Tasya Azzahra Priandani. I am an eighth semester student from the Faculty of Biology at the Universitas Nasional (UNAS) in Jakarta. I am writing this article to share my research experience in Gunung Palung National Park, which has been full of fun and learning. When […]