Co-existence of people and orangutan in Sumatra -Stabilising gradients for landscape multifunctionality

TitleCo-existence of people and orangutan in Sumatra -Stabilising gradients for landscape multifunctionality
Publication TypePolicy Brief
AuthorsTata HL, Widayati A, Mulyoutami E, van Noordwijk M
Year of Publication2011
AbstractMultifunctional landscapes and species-rich agroforests can support biodiversity conservation. Command- and-control conservation approaches tend to create sharp distinctions between protected areas and surrounding agriculture. Can a village–agroforest–forest landscape gradient be stable? Or is it part of a continuous process of forest conversion that in the end will leave hardly any conservation values intact? The landscape of Batang Toru, Sumatra offers a case study. It is home to a genetically unique Sumatran orangutan population and to people of diverse backgrounds. It provides insight into the types of government policy and market-based instruments that are needed to stabilize the existing gradient.
KeywordsASB, Indonesia, REALU, REDD+, SEA
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/PDFwebdocs/PolicyBrief 20.pdf
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