Setiawan, Agus and Monik, Dela and Charles, Yob and Rustiati, Elly and Ruchyansyah, Yayan and Anwar, Zufaldi (2021) An assessment of Sumatran elephant presences(Elephas maximus sumatranus) inKotaagung Utara (Lampung, Indonesia) as a potential tourism attraction. Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity, 22 (12). pp. 5397-5407. ISSN 1412-033X

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Abstract

Abstract. Setiawan A, Monik DT, Charles Y, RustiatiEL, Ruciyansah Y, Anwar Z. 2021. An assessmentof Sumatran elephant presences (Elephas maximus sumatranus) in Kotaagung Utara (Lampung, Indonesia) as a potential tourism attraction.Biodiversitas 22:5397-5407.Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan (KPH) Kotaagung Utara is a region of approximately 56.02 ha, consisting of 8.82% forest cover and 91.18% non-forest cover. This region has a high diversity of flora and fauna and has potential as a tourist destination with various andunique biophysical attractions. One of the special features of this location is the presence of Sumatran elephants [Elephas maximus sumatranus (Temminck, 1847)]. Wild elephants in KPH are a tourism potential that can be developed to become a tourism attraction. The objectives of this research were to find out the elephant home ranges and the right window of time to observe the Sumatran elephants and assess safety, security, and convenience considerations for visitors to observe wild elephants. The method usedin the research was an observation, and the results were qualitative data. The data collection’s elephants movement through the use of GPSCollarfrom 2017-2020. The study identified that there are 16 wild elephants known as the Bunga group. The elephants can be observed from 7:30 to 12:00 am or 3:00 to 6:00 pm, with a duration of 3 hours per day. Steps can be taken to increase visitor’s safety, security and convenience with the building of a treehouse, evacuation route, use of binoculars, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Magister Ilmu Kehutanan
Depositing User: Dr. Agus Setiawan
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 09:05
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 09:05
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/39496

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