Challenges of Managing Natural Resources in West Sumatra Indonesia

Ullah, Reza and Febriamansyah, Rudi and Yonariza, Y Challenges of Managing Natural Resources in West Sumatra Indonesia. In: Redefining Diversity & Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volume 4. Elsivier, pp. 3-10.

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Sumatra Island, a global hotspot for biodiversity, is home to the world’s last remaining endangered species, particularly Sumatran tigers, elephants, and rhinos. It is one of the largest islands of Indonesia, accommodating around one-quarter of the population of the country. The natural resources of this area are under threat from serious environmental challenges. This chapter describes the effects of decentralization on local resources management in West Sumatra followed by discussion on resource-specific issues including deforestation, forest degradation, illegal logging, deterioration of land resources, and conflicts over water-related issues and biodiversity loss. These issues threaten the sustainability of the natural resources as well as the viability of local community’s livelihoods.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian
Depositing User: MR - YONARIZA
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 13:07

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