Attending the 8th Asian Primate Symposium in Vietnam

By Erik Sulidra, Animal Protection Manager & Ishma Fatiha, Field Laboratory Assistant This past month, staff members of Yayasan Palung/GPOCP attended the 8th Asian Primate Symposium which was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from November 13th – 16th. This event is the largest primate symposium in Asia, where experts and stakeholders in the field of primate research and […]

Celebrating Orangutan Caring Week 2022

By Ranti Naruri, Sustainable Livelihoods Manager Orangutan Caring Week (OCW) is celebrated every November. This year, Yayasan Palung/GPOCP hosted a big celebration at our Bentangor Environmental Education Center, located in Pampang Harapan Village, Sukadana District. The OCW celebration was held from November 15-16, 2022. The Yayasan Palung/GPOCP youth volunteer groups (RK-TAJAM and REBONK) assisted in […]

Life as a Field Research Assistant at Cabang Panti Research Station

By Yogi Saputra, Field Research Assistant Hello my name is Yogi Saputra. I come from Sedahan Jaya Village, which is one of the villages directly adjacent to Gunung Palung National Park, in West Kalimantan. I am one of the field assistants for the Orangutan Project from the NGO Yayasan Palung (GPOCP) which is directed by […]

Providing “Ecoprint” Training to Incorporate Natural Fabric Dye in Handicrafts

By Ranti Naruri, Sustainable Livelihoods Manager GPOCP/Yayasan Palung supports nine Sustainable Livelihood groups in the Kayong Utara Regency, surrounding Gunung Palung National Park. We motivate people to transition to forest friendly livelihoods, such as creating traditional handicrafts, organic farming and aquaculture. Handicraft artisans use weaving techniques to create tikar mats, baskets, bracelets and more. A newer method […]

Studying Forest Structure and Orangutan Nests

By Seno Wicaksono, Student Researcher My name is Seno Wicaksono. I am a student researcher from Universitas Nasional (UNAS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thanks to support from the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program/Yayasan Palung, I am conducting research for my senior thesis in Gunung Palung National Park. More precisely, I am conducting research in two areas […]

Back to Gunung Palung

By Cheryl Knott, Executive Director A cacophony of Borneo’s distinctive sounds, from the singing duets of the gibbons to the high-pitched whir of late afternoon cicadas. The damp, earthy smell of the rainforest cycling through its rapid phases of decomposition and regeneration. The light penetrating through the top of the canopy, revealing the soft orange […]