Indonesia: Bungo District, Jambi Province.

Landscape

Bungo district is located in the Western part of the Jambi Province in the island of Sumatra. The research area is located in a gradient between the Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) and the Bukit 12 National Park.

People

The total population of the district is approximately 250,000, with about 80% of Malay ethnicity and the rest being comprised of Javanese migrants. It is estimated that about 75% of the rural population in the district is considered poor.

 

Biodiversity

Indonesia is one of the world’s mega-diverse countries, and the lowland forests of Sumatra support high levels of regional and local endemism. Some of the species found in the Bungo area include the Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malaysian tapir, Blue-masked leafbird, Sumatran drongo and the Blue-wattled bulbul. The greatest threats facing these species come from habitat loss due to logging followed by conversion to agriculture and plantation forestry. Conflict over land tenure, high demand for forest products that outpaces sustainable supply, population pressure linked to migration and poverty all represent additional threats to the forested areas.

Partners

The Landscape Mosaics Project will work conjunction with WARSI, a local NGO with conservation and development goals that has a well established reputation, in implementing the project in the Bungo site.

Team

Site Coordinator: Ratna Akiefnawati (ICRAF)
Research Assistant: Jasnari (ICRAF)
Project Assistant: Diah Wulandari (ICRAF)

PhD Student:
Laurène Feintrenie

Contact

For more information on the site, contact:

Ratna Akiefnawati - Rakiefnawati@yahoo.com.sg

Paper

Ningsih, H. 2009. Struktur Komunitas Pohon Pada Tipe Lahan Yang Dominan di Desa Lubuk Beringin, Kabupaten Bungo, Jambi. Skripsi Sarjana, Programe Studi Biologi, Sekolah Ilmu dan Teknologi Hayati, Institut Teknologi Bandung.
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