16. Conservation Challenges in Indonesia

  1. Peter H. Raven3,
  2. Navjot S. Sodhi4 and
  3. Luke Gibson4
  1. Dewi M. Prawiradilaga1 and
  2. Herwasono Soedjito2

Published Online: 12 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch16

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

How to Cite

Prawiradilaga, D. M. and Soedjito, H. (2013) Conservation Challenges in Indonesia, in Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics (eds P. H. Raven, N. S. Sodhi and L. Gibson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Missouri Botanical Garden

  2. 4

    National University of Singapore

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Zoology, Research Centre for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cibinong-Bogor, Indonesia

  2. 2

    Division of Botany, Research Centre for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cibinong-Bogor, Indonesia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658635

Online ISBN: 9781118679838

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity;
  • conservation practices;
  • Indonesia

Summary

This chapter describes current conservation practices in Indonesia and the challenges that must be overcome to save as much as possible of the natural diversity in this globally important biodiversity hotspot. There are many challenges to biodiversity conservation in Indonesia. The chapter also talks about the most important or critical challenges, including a shortage of taxonomists, uncoordinated government regulations, deforestation, forest fires, the loss of traditional wisdom, and overexploitation. Awareness that biological conservation is an asset for development is needed for policy makers. Conservation is a long‐term work that requires commitment and persistent effort over decades and centuries to come.