News from the field

Making Work Feel Like a Hobby: Photographing Orangutan Foods   Recently updated !

By Sumihadi, Assistant Research Manager, Botany Forests that are maintained sustainably are one of the most important factors in supporting the survival of flora and fauna, because one of their key benefits is providing shelter and food for animals. One of the animals that has an important role within the forest, but its existence is […]

My Return to Gunung Palung   Recently updated !

By Caitlin O’Connell, Deputy Director Hello to all our friends and supporters! I am thrilled to be back working with GPOCP again as the new Deputy Director, a position I started in July. I first traveled to Indonesia in 2010 as a first-year PhD student working with our Executive Director, Dr. Cheryl Knott. I spent the summer […]

Wild Orangutans in the Heart of Borneo with the Leakey Foundation   Recently updated !

By Cheryl Knott, Executive Director  As a child growing up in the 1960s, I remember being enraptured by the grandfatherly Louis Leakey describing his discoveries of human fossil ancestors in National Geographic TV specials.  This ignited a lifelong interest in trying to understand where we came from, how we got here and why we are […]