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 […]



Inauguration of the New Cabang Panti Research Station

By Edi Rahman, Field Director, Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer, and Cheryl Knott, Executive Director The Cabang Panti Research Station, in Gunung Palung National Park, is home to our long-term orangutan research project. Recognized by the United Nations Great Ape Survival Project as a conservation priority area, GPNP and the surrounding forests are one of the […]



The Year in Review

By Natalie Robinson, Program Coordinator and Cheryl Knott, Executive Director Although 2020 has been an unprecedented year in many ways, we’ve been fortunate to keep busy at GPOCP, and have made great strides towards the conservation of wild orangutans. To kick off the year, we held our annual meeting in January. Our conservation and research […]