Febryano, Indra Gumay and RUSITA, RUSITA (2017) PERILAKU GAJAH SUMATERA (Elephas maximus sumatranus) DALAM PENGEMBANGAN WISATA PENDIDIKAN BERBASIS KONSERVASI. In: Seminar Nasional Masyarakat Biodiversitas Indonesia (MBI), 9-10 September 2017, Bogor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is a status protected primates are threatened with extinction (critically endangeed). As a nocturnal animal, elephant activity is mostly done at night. However, during the day the elephant keep doing its activities. This study aims to observe the daily behavior of elephants in their natural habitat for the development of conservation-based education tourism. The research location is located in the area of the Elephant Conservation Center (PKG) Way Kambas National Park (TNWK). Data were collected for 43 elephants for 7 days in a row using scan sampling method (SS), open interviews (in-depth interviews) with mahot (elephant handler) and tourists. The result showed that most of the activity of 43 elephants was fed (30,74%), followed by group activity 19,93%, dirt waste 16,87%, exploring 12,91%, wallowing 10,47% and rest 9 , 09%. Once removed from the pasture, the elephants will naturally find their own group. There are 18 groups encountered in the field, one group consisting of 2 to 4 elephants and 4 tails remain solitary. While interviews with 200 tourists, 75% expressed interest to see the daily activities of elephants, 9% less interested, and 16% said no. 90% of tourists agree if developed elephant conservation education tour, 7% less agree and 3% states disagree. Elephants in PKG besides being protected are also used for tourism purposes. But the right tourism applied is a tour that can provide knowledge and understanding to the tourists about the importance of protecting the presence of elephants in their natural habitat, one of them through education to the daily behavior of elephants. Keywords: elephant, behavior, travel, education, conservation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Kehutanan
Depositing User: Indra Gumay Febryano
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 07:38
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 07:38
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/4283

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