Species Series: Exploring our logo, silhouette by silhouette

Following the launch of our new logo last year, we felt that it was now time to have a bit of fun with it… and learn about Borneo’s amazing wildlife in the process. As described in our short video, the logo is designed to reflect both the diversity of the forest and OuTrop’s current work, the […]

Year of the Gibbon 2015: Celebrating 10 years of OuTrop gibbon research

In May 2005 the OuTrop team embarked on a major new project – to habituate gibbons in a tropical peat-swamp forest. Many said it could not be done, we stubbornly disagreed!  We began by mapping the home ranges of the gibbons in the main study area so we could target which groups we could habituate. […]

The Ultimate Bucket List Item: Meet 13 wild orangutans in one day!

OuTrop’s Primate Scientist, Carolyn Thompson, was up for a challenge last month, as both her and three other international researchers decided to test their forest skills in finding wild primates without the aid of the gifted Indonesian staff. The day was full of surprises; 13 in total!! We all left at 5:30 am and within 25 […]

Camera Traps – Best of April 2015

April is still very wet in the forest and the animals are still avoiding the water. There are some dry areas where we captured a photo of a crestless fireback as well as a leopard cat. Crestless fireback   Leopard cat One of our resident clouded leopards also made an appearance, keen to keep himself […]

OuTrop runs first field course with University of Leicester!

Owing to the wide scope and longevity of our research, OuTrop is now recognised as one of the leading ecological research projects in Indonesia. Using this expertise to help build future local and international capacity for research and conservation has long been an important goal of ours. This is exemplified through our local Staff Development […]

Rainforest Live 2015: Would you like to live in the jungle for a day?

Matt Adam Williams spent a year in the Sabangau Forest with OuTrop. He is now back in the UK and is assisting with our exciting initiative Rainforest: Live. This event is in its second year and is coming back bigger and better than 2014! In our latest blog, Matt tells us all about Rainforest: Live. […]