News from the field


Studying Orangutan Insect Consumption at Cabang Panti Research Station

By Erina Safitri, Student Researcher Hello. I am Erina Safitri, a senior student at the Faculty of Forestry, Tanjungpura University (UNTAN), Pontianak. I am also a West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (WBOCS) recipient. I really like the forest. At university I’ve learned many things about forests and their components. As part of WBOCS we are […]


My Journey Back to Cabang Panti Research Station

By Ishma Fatiha, Field Laboratory Assistant My name is Ishma Fatiha. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to return to the Cabang Panti Research Station as a Laboratory Assistant for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project. Previously, I came here for 6 months for my senior thesis research in 2018. The experience I got at […]


Guess Who? Orangutan Genetic Identities Tell Us New Stories

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 […]