Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

Traditional Ecology Knowledge of To-Cerekang Community and Their Ability to Adapt Changes

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314195,
        author={Andi Muhammad Akhmar and Fathu  Rahman and Supratman  Supratman and Husain  Hasyim and M.  Nawir},
        title={Traditional Ecology Knowledge of To-Cerekang Community and Their Ability to Adapt Changes},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={traditional ecology knowledge sacred area to-cerekang myth conservation advocacy model},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314195}
    }
    
  • Andi Muhammad Akhmar
    Fathu Rahman
    Supratman Supratman
    Husain Hasyim
    M. Nawir
    Year: 2021
    Traditional Ecology Knowledge of To-Cerekang Community and Their Ability to Adapt Changes
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314195
Andi Muhammad Akhmar1,*, Fathu Rahman2, Supratman Supratman3, Husain Hasyim1, M. Nawir4
  • 1: Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Hasanuddin University
  • 2: Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia
  • 3: Faculty of Forestry
  • 4: Hasanuddin University. Institute for the Study of Socio-Cultural Change
*Contact email: akhmar@unhas.ac.id

Abstract

This paper is to promote traditional ecological knowledge of To-Cerekang community in Malili District, East Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi Province. It means to pay attention to this object since in the current scientific and technological development, the To-Cerekang community is still practicing their traditional knowledge in maintaining and caring their river and forest ecosystems. The mythical thoughts still have a strong influence on how they perceive nature. They are still consistent with efforts to protect nature in modern ways, such as through conservation and advocacy models. These traditional forms of ecological knowledge aim to make humans stand to live side by side with nature in a sustainable manner. Even though, their awareness is still strong in influencing their worldview and behavior, To-Cerekang community remain open to change. They adapt to the demands of the situation by updating institutions to advocate for policies. This shows that this community, like the Bugis-Makassar people in South Sulawesi, has a high adaptability, "always changing yet always the same".