Journal article

Developing a predictive understanding of landscape importance of East Kalimantan, to the Punan-Pelancau Borneo

Robert N Cunliffe, Timothy JP Lynam, Douglas Shell, Meilinda Wan, Agus Salim, Imam Basuki, Hari Priyadi

AMBIO | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

In order for local community views to be incorporated into new development initiatives, their perceptions need to be clearly understood and documented in a format that is readily accessible to planners and developers. The current study sought to develop a predictive understanding of how the Punan Pelancau community, living in a forested landscape in East Kalimantan, assigns importance to its surrounding landscapes and to present these perceptions in the form of maps. The approach entailed the iterative use of a combination of participatory community evaluation methods and more formal modeling and geographic information system techniques. Results suggest that landscape importance is largely d..

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