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 […]



Providing Firefighting Equipment for Villages in the Gunung Palung National Park Buffer Zone

By Ranti Naruri, Sustainable Livelihoods Manager & Edi Rahman, Conservation Field Director One of Yayasan Palung’s (GPOCP’s) signature programs is assisting communities to gain control of their traditional forests so that they can be managed sustainably. We have provided this support to several villages in Simpang Hilir District through a number of social forestry initiatives, […]



From Reading to Research, My Path to Borneo

By Victoria Zdanowicz, Student Researcher I have always been drawn to nature and its change over time, but it was not until I stumbled into Dr. Cheryl Knott’s office at Boston University in search of a job, that I learned about the wonders of wild orangutans and the forests they call home. I remember sitting […]



West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship 2022 Award Night and Student Profiles

By Petrus Kanisius, Environmental Education and Communications Officer On Monday June 6, an award night was held at the Hotel Nevada Ketapang for the 6 recipients of the 2022 West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (WBOCS). During the award night, the 6 WBOCS recipients signed a scholarship agreement with Yayasan Palung/GPOCP and the Orang Utan Republik Foundation. In addition […]



Welcoming a New Baby Orangutan to the Cabang Panti Research Station Family

By Ahmad Rizal, Research Manager On May 10, the research team hiked back to Cabang Panti Research Station to resume work after a two-week break for the Idul Fitri holiday. The next day, all the field research assistants started searching for new orangutans to follow and resumed phenology monitoring as well. That same day, one […]



Environmental Education and Conservation Awareness Expedition to Two Customary Forest Villages

By Widiya Octa Selfiany, Environmental Education and Conservation Awareness Manager Our Environmental Education and Conservation Awareness program carried out an expedition, from May 17-21, in the Padu Banjar and Pulau Kumbang Customary Forests. Padu Banjar and Pulau Kumbang are villages located in Simpang Hilir District, Kayong Utara Regency, in West Kalimantan (Borneo). The expedition was […]