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 […]

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 […]