Traditional Management of Secret Forest: Case of Kampar Regency, Riau Province Indonesia

Date and Time: 
Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 17:00 to 17:20
ELVIRIADI, elviriadi - Environmental Management, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Dr. Er Ah Choy - Environmental Management,University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Abd Rahim Md. Nor - Environmental Management,University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Hood M. Salleh - Chief of Muzium Warisan Akademik UKM

Kampar people is one indigenous people in Indonesia had cultural continuity for long time before contact with people from the outer world. The “Rimbo Larangan”(secret forest) fact suggests that their traditional management had achieved sustainability in relationships to their ecosystems with the ritual for nature. Data were collected with in-depth interview method to traditional leaders. The results show that Kampar people with ethno biology perspective use some types of plants as construction materials, species as medicinal plants, kinds of vegetable food source, plants species as a supporter of traditional ceremonies. The governance principles used by traditional knowledge in secret forest management and other resources provided resource resilience. This research suggests that a link exists between traditional management and ethno biological knowledge in local people.

Keyword : Traditional Management, Indigenous People, Secret Forest, Ethno biology, Ecosystems