My Year with the Orangutans and Other Creatures in the Forest

By Dania Magaly Abizaid, GPOCP Research Assistant   “Halo, kalau ada orang yang bisa dengar, ada OH di rintis SF10,” (Hello, if a person can hear, there is an orangutan on trail SF10), I call out through the radio for the 30th time. Any response is highly unlikely since I’m far from camp and the signal […]



The Future of Conservation

By Terri Breeden, GPOCP Program Director Each year in December we host a 3-day training course for our Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship (BOCS) recipients and this year was no exception. This program gives a 4-year scholarship to deserving, yet under-privileged, youth hailing from the regencies of Ketapang and Kayong Utara in West Kalimantan, with support […]



My Daily Life at Cabang Panti

By Muhammad Syainullah, GPOCP Laboratory Assistant   To begin, my name is Muhammad Syainullah, but everyone calls me Syai, pronounced Sy. I work at GPOCP, one of the three research projects at Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS), as a Laboratory Assistant. Gunung Palung National Park is surrounded by many small villages, but only a few know that […]



Orangutan Caring Week Expedition

By Simon Tampubolon, GPOCP Environmental Education Field Officer I am Simon Tampubolon, and one of the GPOCP Environmental Education team members. I joined GPOCP in February 2018, but originally hail from Lake Toba in North Sumatra. While in Sumatra, I worked at an NGO leading children’s educational activities, like youth groups and after school activities. […]



From the Lab to the Field

By Natalie Robinson, GPOCP Research Assistant   Hello Code Red readers! My name is Natalie Robinson and I am a recent graduate of Boston University (BU), where I studied Biological Anthropology and Mathematics. During my time at BU I had the opportunity to learn and work under the guidance of Dr. Cheryl Knott. This past year I […]