New OuTrop Research: How do primates help forest regeneration?

Aman (OuTrop Field Assistant) has embarked on a new research project to help us better understand how primates play a role in forest regeneration. The most important tool for his research…..primate faeces! Aman explains more in our latest blog.   We have started a new research project because we want to investigate the differences between […]

Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature

Photographs from our camera traps now feature in an exciting, new book, which explores the world of camera trapping. This book is a riveting collection of images that captures wild animals in their natural habitats.     In Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature, the first major book to reveal the […]

Fundraising Event by Cameron Childs

When visiting OuTrop and the Sabangau Rainforest with my fellow students from Cleveland District State High School, in early 2015, I was able to realise how beautiful natural rainforest can be. Whilst a large portion of forests in Indonesia has been destroyed having the chance to be in touch with natural environment changed my mindset. […]

Rainforest Live 2016 – It is nearly time!

On 3 June 2016, 11 conservation organisations from around the world will use social media to share live wildlife sightings from the jungles and forest ecosystems that they work to protect. Rainforest: Live is a project run by the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop), and this year organisations like Zoological Society of London, Orangutan Foundation […]

Tree Climbing Training with Monkey Tree Project and BOS by Adul

Climbing trees is not an easy thing to do for everyone, it takes special skills, good and safe technique to avoid accidents that may occur. A few times ago OuTrop field team members (Adul, Sadi and Aman) attended a tree climbing training with friends from BOS Foundation which trained by Tree Monkey Project, read the […]

Roadmap for better protection of Borneo’s cats and small carnivores

Habitat conversion and fragmentation, logging, illegal hunting, fires: The rainforests and wildlife on Borneo, the third largest island in the world, are highly threatened. Now, an international research team under the leadership of the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) […]

Lessons on peat forest ecology and conservation, with the University of Leicester

OuTrop are now recognised as one of the leading ecological research projects in Indonesia, and one of our primary goals is to use this expertise to help build future local and international capacity for research and conservation of Indonesia’s spectacular natural heritage. It is thus with great pleasure that we ran a second annual field […]