Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Research Article

Local Wisdom and Sumatran Tiger in Leuser-Ulu Masen Landscape: A Study in Mane Sub-district of Aceh Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288638,
        author={Ali Bangun Gea and Badaruddin  Badaruddin and Ma’rifatin  Zahrah},
        title={Local Wisdom and Sumatran Tiger in Leuser-Ulu Masen Landscape: A Study in Mane Sub-district of Aceh Province},
        proceedings={Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh,  Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICASI},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={sumatran tiger leuser-ulu masen local wisdom mukim lutueng tiger aceh},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288638}
    }
    
  • Ali Bangun Gea
    Badaruddin Badaruddin
    Ma’rifatin Zahrah
    Year: 2019
    Local Wisdom and Sumatran Tiger in Leuser-Ulu Masen Landscape: A Study in Mane Sub-district of Aceh Province
    ICASI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288638
Ali Bangun Gea1,*, Badaruddin Badaruddin2, Ma’rifatin Zahrah3
  • 1: Student of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Post-graduate School, University of Sumatera Utara, Jl. Prof. Maas No.1 Kampus USU, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
  • 2: Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • 3: Faculty of Forestry, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
*Contact email: alibangungea@gmail.com

Abstract

Leuser Ulu-Masen landscape is considered to be a very important habitat for Sumatran Tiger. Mane Sub-district in Aceh Province, part of Leuser-Ulu Masen landscape, is identified as an area that has strong local wisdom characteristics in forest management. The objectives of this research were to analyze the perception of local community to the existence of tiger, analyze local wisdom arising from the presence of tigers, analyze mitigation of local community to human-tiger conflict in our study area. Hunting of all wildlife in this forest area is strictly prohibited. We realized role of customary law which prohibits wildlife hunting activities will have a good impact on the conservation of Sumatran tigers. We strongly recommend this model of natural resource management in our research location (based on good local wisdom) be implemented in other areas, especially in areas that have high human-tiger intensity and high density of tiger in human-dominated area.