Thursday, July 17, 2014

Participatory Biodiversity Mapping, at Javan gibbon’s village, Kayupuring, Central Java, Indonesia

One of the problems to raise awareness about forest and primate conservation in Javan gibbon’s habitat are very limited information even more there is no baseline species diversity, ecology, spatial location and conservation status of the protected species. All these information are useful if we use to talk with people in the village to motivate them to conserve their biodiversity actually. The specific aim of this activities are to mine information about biodiversity especially wildlife that usually found in Kayupuring village area’s based on community knowledge and their field observation, and we add more detail information on their basic ecology and its conservation status, then we present on the village biodiversity map.

This program is a part of Our Coffee and Primate Conservation Project that funded by Fortwayne Children Zoo and Singapore Zoo, cooperation with Wildlife Lab, Forest Resource Conservation Dept, Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, of Yogyakarta. Located at Kayupuring village, on 17-19 June 2014, we have meeting series and guided by GIS expert from the university to discuss about wildlife that usually found in their village and forest, than we ask them to describe as clear as possible based on their field observation and we match this information to the field guide book as scientific clarification. And finally we use Google earth, to map wildlife encounter by the villagers.
Participants of Participatory biodiversity Mapping

GIS experts and wildlife ecologist from Gadjah Mada University giving a talk.

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