Habitat Suitability Modeling of Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) in Betung Kerihun National Park, Danau Sentarum and Corridor, West Kalimantan

  • Hari Prayogo Graduate School of Bogor Agricultural University, Dramaga Main Road Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Achmad Machmud Thohari Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Eco-tourism, Faculty of Forestry IPB, Bogor Agricultural University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, PO Box 168, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Dedy Duryadi Solihin Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Lilik Budi Prasetyo Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Eco-tourism, Faculty of Forestry IPB, Bogor Agricultural University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, PO Box 168, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Jito Sugardjito Faculty of Biology, Universitas NasionalJl. Sawo Manila, Pejaten, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta, Indonesia 12520
Keywords: orangutan, habitat suitability, remote sensing technology, validation

Abstract

Conservation areas such as national parks became the last safe area for biodiversity in Indonesia, especially for orangutan, because they have permanent status, and other forest areas may change at any time. Currently, there have been tremendous numbers of land use changes in orangutan habitats such as the development of roads, large scale plantations, settlements, farming as well as logging.  However, the available national parks still offer secure places for orangutans. This research was conducted to study the impact of spatial land use policy on the habitat distribution of orangutans. A remote sensing technology was used to study the habitat distribution and suitability of orangutan in Betung Kerihun National Park (BKNP), Danau Sentarum National Park (DSNP) and a corridor which connects these 2 parks. Seven parameters have been observed to characterize the habitat of orangutans. Habitat suitability levels of three research sites i.e. BKNP, corridor, and DSNP were 53.72%, 42.94%, and 3.34% which is considered as high, moderate, and low level of habitat suitability, respectively. These results were obtained with 93.63% of validation.


Published
2014-09-10
How to Cite
Prayogo, H., Thohari, A. M., Solihin, D. D., Prasetyo, L. B., & Sugardjito, J. (2014). Habitat Suitability Modeling of Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) in Betung Kerihun National Park, Danau Sentarum and Corridor, West Kalimantan. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika, 20(2), 112-120. https://doi.org/10.7226/jtfm.20.2.112-120
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