Scaling the Costs of Natural Ecosystem Degradation and Biodiversity Losses in Aceh Province, Sumatra

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serval:BIB_A5A17B2323B8
Type
A part of a book
Publication sub-type
Chapter: chapter ou part
Collection
Publications
Title
Scaling the Costs of Natural Ecosystem Degradation and Biodiversity Losses in Aceh Province, Sumatra
Title of the book
Redefining Diversity & Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia
Author(s)
Cochard R.
Publisher
Elsevier
ISBN
9780128054543
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Shivakoti G.
Volume
Volume 1 : Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Asia
Chapter
13
Pages
231-271
Language
english
Abstract
Aceh Province (northernmost Sumatra) is well endowed with immensely species-rich forests (which harbor rare megafauna) and unspoiled coastal environments. In December 2004 a tsunami caused immense disaster and flung the province into international spotlight, also ending a long-lasting conflict. The province has since entered an era of almost unfettered “development.” This chapter reviews Aceh’s natural heritage and history, and the many services provided by forests and coastal ecosystems. The costs and benefits of deforestation are compared with conservation scenarios. A thematic focus is set on (1) coastal ecosystems—posttsunami restoration and sustainable management; (2) peat swamp forests—importance for carbon sequestration, and exigencies for protection and restoration; and (3) biodiversity conservation in the Leuser and Ulu Masen ecosystems—management of critically endangered megafauna (rhinoceros, tigers, elephants, orangutans). The chapter stresses benefits of effective conservation approaches, including improved land resource spatial planning, community education and partnerships for development, and the capacitation of lawfulness.
Keywords
rainforest conservation, ecosystem services, total economic value, Indonesia
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