News from the field


Guess Who? Orangutan Genetic Identities Tell Us New Stories   Recently updated !

By Amy Scott, PhD The identity of individual orangutans is important to our long-term research as it enables us to track the major milestones of each animal’s life. In particular, it allows us to answer questions about each individual’s developmental trajectory and reproductive history. For instance, because we can identify individuals, we know that Walimah […]


My Time in the Kalimantan Forest

By Muhamad Alfikri, Student Researcher How do you imagine the Bornean tropical rainforest? Towering trees? Diverse animals? Orangutans swinging from tree to tree? Unpredictable rain? Or peat soil with red water? All these are things I have encountered at the Cabang Panti Research Station, in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan (Borneo). Hello, my name […]


Inauguration of the New Cabang Panti Research Station

By Edi Rahman, Field Director, Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer, and Cheryl Knott, Executive Director The Cabang Panti Research Station, in Gunung Palung National Park, is home to our long-term orangutan research project. Recognized by the United Nations Great Ape Survival Project as a conservation priority area, GPNP and the surrounding forests are one of the […]


The Year in Review

By Natalie Robinson, Program Coordinator and Cheryl Knott, Executive Director Although 2020 has been an unprecedented year in many ways, we’ve been fortunate to keep busy at GPOCP, and have made great strides towards the conservation of wild orangutans. To kick off the year, we held our annual meeting in January. Our conservation and research […]