Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021)

Knowledge and Perception of Paser Local Community in East Kalimantan on Critically Endangered River Biuku/Beluku (Batagur borneoensis) Conservation

Authors
Dwi A. Rahayu1, *, Reni Ambarwati1, Ulfi Faizah1, Firas Khaleyla2, Endik D. Nugroho3, Hartono4, Agung Kurniawan4
1Laboratory of Animal Systematics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Surabaya, Indonesia
2Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Surabaya, Indonesia
3Institut Teknologi dan Sains Nahdlatul Ulama Pasuruan
4Kelompok Pemuda Peduli Lingkungan Kabupaten Paser
*Corresponding author. Email: dwirahayu@unesa.ac.id
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Dwi A. Rahayu
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.033How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Knowledge; Attitude; Behaviour; Perception; Batagur borneoensis; Conservation
Abstract

Kendilo watersheds in Paser district is the largest of wild Biuku/Beluku (Batagur borneoensis) habitat and distribution. However, lack of knowledge among the local communities based on morphological characteristics, perception and human habit and activities may accelerate population decline in its habitat. To overcome this problem, community-based conservation is a valuable tool to educate community and carry out sustainable conservation program. This study was aimed to identify and analyse the knowledge and perception of a local community in Paser. This research was quantitative descriptive research using analytic observation and online questionnaires. Indicators of perception included knowledge, attitude, and action. Respondents consisted of 48 people who lived around the Paser river. This study found that Biuku/Beluku, identified as Batagur borneoensis has main morphological characters included five fore toes and four hinds with membrane; shell has a keel on the dorsal scales with a greyish black colour; relatively small and medium head; pointed snout; the colour of the legs is brownish black. In addition, the members of the local community in Paser were classified as having good awareness of the presence of Biuku/Beluku, with average 4. A total of 60% of respondents knew that Biuku/Beluku as protected reptile, and 80% noticed that the landings and population were decreasing every year because of degradation habitat and human activities. This study strengthened that a knowledgeable and participative local community can produce better outcome in sustaining a Biuku/Beluku conservation programme.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
16 December 2021
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978-94-6239-486-5
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.033How to use a DOI?
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© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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