Welcoming Two New Field Research Assistants

By Jak and Dika, Field Research Assistants In March 2021 we hired two new field research assistants to work at the Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park. Upon hiring, the two new assistants, Dika and Jak, began their training. Luckily, they were already familiar with the orangutan project and the site, having […]



Becoming a Volunteer at Yayasan Palung

By Vanessa Ryan Hadi My name is Vanessa Ryan Hadi. I come from the city of Cibubur in Jakarta, Indonesia. In September 2021, I came to Yayasan Palung to volunteer for three months. I have a desire to learn and continue to gain knowledge, especially related to conservation. This has been my passion since I […]



A Rare Interaction Between an Orangutan and Kalimantan Slow Loris

By Suharto, Field Research Assistant Hello my name is Suharto, but people call me Toto for short. I come from Matan Jaya Village, in the upper reaches of West Kalimantan. I work for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program (GPOCP/Yayasan Palung). My job is as a field research assistant, where I work in collaboration with […]



Encounters with Biodiversity in the Padu Banjar Customary Forest

By Erik Sulidra, Animal Protection and Rescue Manager, and Petrus Kanisius, Communications Officer Every year, Yayasan Palung and Customary Forest Management Boards (LPHD) conduct biodiversity surveys in each Customary Forest. In 2021, the team began first with the Customary Forest of Padu Banjar in Simpang Hillir District, Kayong Utara Regency. This forest alone is about […]



Beginning Research in the Rangkong Area, Gunung Palung National Park

By Andre Ronaldo, Rani Ferdianty & Tri Wahyu Susanto This year we have expanded our research to the Rangkong area which is about 2 km south of Cabang Panti Research Station, towards the western edge of Gunung Palung National Park. In general, our goal in conducting research in the Rangkong is to study the differences between orangutans […]



Celebrating World Orangutan Day 2021

By Petrus Kanisius and Riduwan Every year on August 19th we commemorate World Orangutan Day. This day is a reminder for all citizens of the world to save the fate of orangutans and their habitat. This year, World Orangutan Day took the theme “Habitat Restoration, Conserving Orangutans, Care of Civilization”. This year, Yayasan Palung (GPOCP), […]