Febryano, Indra Gumay and RUSITA, RUSITA and Banuwa, Irwan Sukri and Setiawan, Agus and Yuwono, Slamet Budi and Marcelina, Shinta Dewi and Subakir, Subakir and Krismurniati, Elisabeth Devi (2019) DETERMINING THE SUMATRAN ELEPHANT (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS SUMATRANUS) CARRYING CAPACITY IN ELEPHANT TRAINING CENTRE, WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIA. FORESTRY IDEAs, 25 (1). pp. 10-19. ISSN 26032996

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Abstract

Sumatran elephants are one of the endangered species that are protected, and some of them have been tamed (and trained) to support tourism activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the carrying capacity of elephants in supporting tourism activities at the Elephant Training Centre, Way Kambas National Park. Data obtained through interviews and observations, followed with analysis on the carrying capacity of elephants for various tourist activities, including Elephant Riding, Tracking, Safari, Night Safari, and Full Day. The results showed that the elephant carrying capacity was still maintained, with up to 390 people per day that could be entertained by 23 elephants. The balance between the purpose of protection and elephant tourism can be achieved if the elephant carrying capacity is not exceeded. Intensive promotion and provision of adequate tourism facilities and infrastructure need to be carried out by managers of Elephant Training Centre to increase the number of tourists, moreover on special interest tours; where this will have a significant impact on increasing non-tax state revenues following the elephant carrying capacity. Key words: conservation area, endangered species, protected area, sumatran elephant.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Kehutanan
Depositing User: Indra Gumay Febryano
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 10:57
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 10:57
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/15519

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