Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies (JSTS-19)

Current Status of Forest Management Unit Effectiveness Versus Decreasing the population of Sumatran Tigers in the Ulu Masen Protected Area, Aceh

Authors
Silfi Iriyani, A. Humam Hamid, Agus Setyarso, Hairul Basri, Dedi Kiswayadi
Corresponding Author
Silfi Iriyani
Available Online 10 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/absr.k.210408.050How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Ulu Masen Ecosystem, Forest Management Unit, Sumatran Tiger
Abstract

Ulu Masen ecosystem (738,000 ha) of the Aceh Province is one of the last vast wildernesses in South East Asia. IUCN categorized areas under Category VI as protected areas, primarily due to their unique cultural values and traditional natural resources management practices. It is home to the Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger under immense pressure from habitat loss and illegal hunting. In 2013, the Governor of Aceh established forest management units (FMU) to improve the ecosystem’s management. Between 2012 and 2013, a collaborative camera-trapping survey detected nine tiger individuals. In 2017, however, a repeat camera-trapping survey in approximately the same area detected only three tiger individuals. Evidence of high hunting pressure was also found during the survey to discover many active snares. A Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool assessment, which was valid through the same period of the surveys, scored the FMU performance 55 to 60%. The lack of capacity in forest patrols and wildlife monitoring contributed to that low, less effective scores. We urge the Aceh government to take necessary actions to strengthen the capacity of the FMU in forest patrols and wildlife monitoring to anticipate and tackle various illegal activities.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies (JSTS-19)
Series
Advances in Biological Sciences Research
Publication Date
10 April 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-362-2
ISSN
2468-5747
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/absr.k.210408.050How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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