Knowledge and Perception of Paser Local Community in East Kalimantan on Critically Endangered River Biuku/Beluku (Batagur borneoensis) Conservation
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- Knowledge; Attitude; Behaviour; Perception; Batagur borneoensis; Conservation
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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TY - CONF AU - Dwi A. Rahayu AU - Reni Ambarwati AU - Ulfi Faizah AU - Firas Khaleyla AU - Endik D. Nugroho AU - Hartono AU - Agung Kurniawan PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/16 TI - Knowledge and Perception of Paser Local Community in East Kalimantan on Critically Endangered River Biuku/Beluku (Batagur borneoensis) Conservation BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 172 EP - 178 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.033 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.033 ID - Rahayu2021 ER -