The Story of Randha, Cabang Panti’s Most Senior Research Assistant

By Randha, Field Research Assistant Over more than three decades, Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS), in Gunung Palung National Park, has become a gathering place for researchers, both from Indonesia and abroad, to conduct research for undergraduate theses, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations and even postdoctoral/professor’s research. Research has been conducted on a lot of habitats […]



The Yayasan Palung 2022 Annual Meeting on Pulau Juante

By Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer From January 17th to 19th Yayasan Palung/GPOCP held our 2022 Annual Meeting on Pulau (Island) Juante in Sukadana, Kayong Utara Regency. Each year, the conservation and research teams come together for this two-day event. It takes an hour to travel by motorboat from the port of Sukadana to get to […]



Our latest orangutan census shows the fruit of 20 years of conservation work

By Andrea Johnson, GPOCP Board Member and Secretary We have some pretty cool news to share. But first, travel back in time with me for a moment. Early 2001: For the last year I had been working with Dr. Cheryl Knott’s orangutan project in the world’s most beautiful place. I had waited for the Y2K […]



A 2021 Recap

By Natalie Robinson, Program Coordinator It’s difficult to believe another year has already come to an end while we are still living in the strange new realities of COVID-19. Though foreign staff members have been back in their home countries since March 2020, we’ve been fortunate to keep busy at GPOCP, and have made great […]



From an Illegal Logger to a Forest Advocate

By Herman, Orangutan Field Assistant Hello, my name is Herman. I am a Field Assistant for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program/Yayasan Palung. I come from the village of Tanjung Gunung, which is directly adjacent to Gunung Palung National Park, in the Kayong Utara Regency. When I talk about my past work, before I joined […]



Celebrating Orangutan Caring Week 2021

By Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer Orangutan Caring Week (OCW) is held every year in November to raise awareness about the critically endangered orangutan. Each year, GPOCP/Yayasan Palung celebrates this week-long event. This year it was held from November 7th to 13th. Specifically, this year’s theme was “Respecting nature to save orangutans, biodiversity & our collective future.” […]