Customary Forests: Biodiversity Hubs and the Last Home for Wildlife

By Erik Sulidra, Animal Protection and Rescue Coordinator As of 2021, GPOCP has established seven customary forests in the Gunung Palung landscape. These seven customary forests can be divided into three areas: First, is the customary forest of Batu Barat Jaya with an area of 454 hectares; Second, is the 6,799-hectare Sungai Paduan protected forest […]



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 […]



My First Environmental Education Expedition with GPOCP

By Dwi Yandhi Febriyanti, Evironmental Education Manager The blue sky overshadowed the roar of our car as we drove towards the Nanga Tayap District. The next three days, February 9th-11th, would be my first experience as the GPOCP Environmental Education Manager carrying out an expedition to the remote regions of the Ketapang Regency. On this […]



The West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship ‘Balek Kampong’ Project

By Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer Each year, GPOCP hosts the WBOCS (West Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship) Balek Kampong (or, ‘back to the village’) Project, in which WBOCS participants carry out a series of activities throughout the Ketapang and Kayong Utara regencies. This year, events were held in Sandai and Sungai Laur districts, as well as Pasir […]



Our 2021 Annual Meeting

By Edi Rahman, Field Director Each year, GPOCP (known as Yayasan Palung in Indonesian) holds an Annual Meeting. This past month, from January 8th to 10th, we held the 2021 Annual Meeting at Pasir Putih-Sungai, Gantang, Mekar Utama Village, Kendawangan. The meeting was attended by all GPOCP conservation and research staff. During the meeting, we evaluated the activities […]