A New Journey During the Pandemic

By Ahmad Rizal My name is Ahmad Rizal. I am working with the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program as the Assistant Field Research Manager. I work at the Cabang Panti Research Station, located in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan. Gunung Palung has some of the best flora and fauna diversity in Indonesia, and one […]

Lessons Learned Over a Decade of Educating the Community

By Mariamah Achmad I have worked at GPOCP (known as Yayasan Palung in Indonesia) for the past 11 years, since October 2009. Throughout my time at Yayasan Palung, it has been like my home, since I’ve spent so much time here. Prior to working at Yayasan Palung, I worked for a different organization, empowering farming communities on […]

COVID and Conservation: How we can heal the planet and our health

By Cheryl Knott, Executive Director & Natalie Robinson, Program Coordinator The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has consumed every aspect of our lives. In many ways, it has served as a wakeup call. In the early months, reports of increased wildlife sightings and decreased carbon emissions supplied a glimmer of hope in an otherwise dark time. Since […]

My Trip to My Second Home

By Wahyu Susanto, Research Director On August 25, 2020 I made a trip to return to the tropical rainforest of Gunung Palung National Park, where Cabang Panti Research Station has become my second home. This trip was the first time I had been out of Jakarta, where I live, in 8 months during the COVID-19 […]

Stories from My Media Trip: Voicing Nature and Planting Trees on Critical Land

By Petrus Kanisius, Environmental Education Communication & Media Officer Last month I represented GPOCP as an attendee at a media training seminar organized by the Indonesia-based organization, Earthqualizer. I, along with a group of other journalists, were part of a two-day retreat where we learned about scientific writing, and traveled to remote forests to learn […]