From the Forest

From the Forest:  The Challenge of Research in Mawas  By  Erin Vogel Unlike my amazing colleagues who have spent decades studying orangutans and their conservation, I am a relative newcomer to the field. I am a trained ecologist interested in questions revolving upon the mechanisms animals use to obtain and utilize the energy that is necessary for survival. Upon completing …

From the Forest

 From the Forest: Chasing Orangutans in Hutan Lindung Wehea, East Kalimantan, Indonesia by Roberto A. Delgado Jr. I first went looking for free-ranging orangutans in earnest at Wehea forest during the summer of 2007. I’d previously conducted field research on orangutan behavioral ecology in northern Sumatra and West Kalimantan for my dissertation before being lured to the easternmost extent of …

From the Forest

From the Forest:  Reflections on the Conservation Value of Research in Gunung Palung National Park,                          West Kalimantan, Indonesia                                                                                                        by                                                            Andrew J. Marshall I first went to the tropics in 1994 with a strong desire to help “save the rainforest.” I aspired to become a scientist who would discover important things about animals and plants, facts that would …

From the Forest: Jantho, Aceh Besar, Sumatra 2011

                        Dr. Singleton comforts Kis kis prior to the orangutan’s release into the wild From the Forest is a new feature on the Orangutan Conservancy website written by those on the front lines of orangutan conservation and research. This month’s column comes from Dr. Ian Singleton of the PanEco Foundation: Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. OC helps to support Dr. Singleton’s …