News from the field


Assessing the Habitat Quality of Customary Forests for Orangutans

By Andre Ronaldo, Botanist and Survey Coordinator Hutan Desa (which directly translates to “village forests”) are forests where the community has been given management rights with the aim of preserving the forest and the welfare of the surrounding community. Hutan Desa play an important role in supporting the preservation of biodiversity, including the survival of various types of […]


A Special Visit from Our Research Counterpart

By Tri Wahyu Susanto, Research Director In March 2022, we received a visit from an Indonesian orangutan researcher who is quite well known among world orangutan researchers – Sri Suci Utami Atmoko, or better known as Suci. Ibu Suci is a lecturer in the Department of Biology at the National University (UNAS) in Jakarta, and […]


Building a New Camp at The Rangkong River Research Area

By Ahmad Rizal, Research Manager & Tri Wahyu Susanto, Research Director The Rangkong River is located in Gunung Palung National Park, and was the location of massive illegal logging activities in the early 2000s. Around this river are three habitat types – freshwater swamp, peatland swamp, and kerangas (heath forest). This lowland forest area is […]


The Story of Randha, Cabang Panti’s Most Senior Research Assistant

By Randha, Field Research Assistant Over more than three decades, Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS), in Gunung Palung National Park, has become a gathering place for researchers, both from Indonesia and abroad, to conduct research for undergraduate theses, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations and even postdoctoral/professor’s research. Research has been conducted on a lot of habitats […]