News from the field

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 […]

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 […]