Category Archives: Forestry
1. The origins
Dayak Ngaju understand his world (cosmology) through interpretation of the Tree Trunk Crisp (tree of life). This tree is believed to be derived directly by God Dayak Ngaju named Ranying Hatalla Heaven (God Almighty). In breast tatum (true lamentation) narrated that Ranying Hatalla sky creates two trees fruiting and leafy gold, diamonds and gems, was named Batang Garing Tinggang (tree of life) and Bungking Sangalang
Indigenous peoples of South Kalimantan Dayak Meratus harvest wild honey.Indication of the success of this harvest seen from the number of bids Dayak community forest honey Meratus to LPMA South Borneo.
Coordinator of Indigenous Empowerment Institute (LPMA) South Borneo, Juliade, said Sunday (4/11), an offer to buy forest honey from the Dayak Meratus from Hampang Kotabaru district, Loksado in Upper South River, Alai (Upper River middle), and Balangan Pitap to those who inhabit the Tabalong.
Number of bids forest honey from all ethnic Dayak sub Meratus it shows that harvesting can be done in all areas of indigenous settlement or also called the harvest. LPMA South Borneo itself is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that protect indigenous Dayak Meratus in South Kalimantan.
One of indigenous empowerment program that has been undertaken by the South Borneo LPMA is training, improving the quality, production, packaging and distribution of forest honey Meratus typical Dayak. According to him, the success of forest honey harvest season fruit is supported by the proceeds smoothly throughout last season.
Sarawak, with at least 10 ideal sites for bird-watching and accessible to the public, is a birding paradise in the country. They are Bako National Park, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Kubah National Park, Borneo Highlands, Buntal mudflats, Lambir Hills National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park, Niah National Park, Similajau National Park and Maludam National Park.
The state’s specialist birds include the Pygmy White-eye Oculocincta Squamifrons which are easily seen in Ba’Kelalan and Borneo Highlands than anywhere else. Gunung Mulu National Park, Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary and Talang-Satang National Park which are also rich in bird species are difficult to visit without permits.
The Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) is the largest wild cat in Borneo and is classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red list of threatened species. Due to their nocturnal and cryptic habits they are seldom observed and very little is known of their basic ecology and distribution. This large Clouded leopard was photographed by remote camera trap in Malua BioBank as part of the Bornean Banteng Program which studies therare banteng(Bos javanicus lowi); the image was captured during the middle of the afternoon when temperatures are highest; an unlikely time for an observation.
The Bornean Banteng Program is a collaborative study between the Sabah Wildlife Department and Danau Girang Field Centre (Cardiff University), the Sabah Forestry Department, HUTAN, and New Forests Ltd. Baseline data on banteng ecology is primarily collected using remote camera traps kindly provided by Houston Zoo and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.
Threats and danger lurk hearth of Borneo (HoB) in future years if deforestation and climate change continue to occur. This is revealed in the latest WWF report entitled Assessing the Impact of Climate Change in Borneo (Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Borneo), which was released on Friday (06.15.12).
In this report, the WWF project, if the value of natural capital (natural capital) due to deforestation in Borneo continued to be at the same point, the HoB will experience the impact of climate change at the risk of forest fires, floods, deterioration of human health, agricultural changes and damage to infrastructure .
Predicted sea level rise could cause widespread damage to residential centers. This situation will result in considerable economic damage. Also occur, the increase in the financing component of local government, communities and businesses.
With increase in temperature to two degrees, special Borneo biodiversity of marine species, reptiles and amphibians will be very disturbed. In fact, potentially destroyed in 2050 when the temperature rises more heat.
Adam Tomasek of the Heart of Borneo Initiative program, said the report followed a report titled WWF-ADB Ecological Footprint and Investment in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific (Ecological Footprint and Natural Capital Investment in Asia and the Pacific) which was released on June 5, 2012 last. This report is reminiscent of the loss of natural capital in the Asia-Pacific and the pressure of ecosystem services