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Symposium of Protected Area    

By Kaswanto

In the 8th IALE World Congress that was held from August 18th to 23rd, 2011 in Beijing, China, Prof. NAKAGOSHI and Prof. Saiful Arif Abdullah organized one symposium entitled “Sustainability of Protected Area Landscapes in Asian Tropical Regions”. The symposium was held on Friday August 19th at 13:30 – 17:30 in the room 202B of China National Convention Center. There were 10 presenters showed their research work results. Among them, 6 are come from IDEC, Hiroshima University, Japan. The rest are come from China, Turkey Taiwan and Mexico. All presenters awesomely explained their PowerPoint slides in very entertaining way. It made time flew unnoticeable and the four hours symposium came to an end. However, many interesting discussions were still going on even though the time close to 6pm. Finally, the symposium was closed by Prof. Saiful Arif Abdullah with a short summary and closing remark. At the end, all presenters congratulated each other and took picture together.
Here are their titles and their co-authors: (Names in underlined are the presenters)

  1. Conservation Status of Wildlife Protected Areas in Peninsular Malaysia

Saiful Arif Abdullah, Shukor M. Nor, Mohd Hasmadi Ismail and Abdul Malek Mohd Yusof

  1. Community Aspects on Forest Ecosystems in the Gunung Gede Pangrango UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Indonesia

Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI, Heri Suheri and Rizki Amelgia

  1. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Program in Protected Areas, Indonesia

Ima Yudin Rayaningtyas and Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI

  1. The Linkages between Landuse Change and Land Degradation of Nature Protected Area, Batang Merao watershed, Sumatera

Rachmad Firdaus, Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI, Beni Raharjo and Aswandi Idris


  1. Perception and attitudes of local communities towards wild elephant related problem and conservation in Xishuangbanna, Southwestern China

Qingcheng HE, Zhaolu WU, Wai ZHOU, Rui DONG (Yunnan University, China)

  1. Landscape Ecology based Approach for Assessing Pekarangan Condition to Preserve Protected Area in West Java

Kaswanto and Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI

  1. Ecotourism activities for sustainability and management of forest protected areas: case of Camili biosphere reserve area in Turkey

Mustafa Fehmi Türker, Inci Zeynep AYDIN, Türkan AYDIN (Department of Forest Economic, Turkey)

  1. Landscape Pattern Analyses Using Remote Sensed Data of Cameron Highland, Malaysia

Mohd Hasmadi Ismail, Saiful Arif Abdullah, Che Ku Akmar Che Ku Othman and Ismail Adnan Abd Malek

  1. Integrated the aerial photos and DTM to estimate the area and niche of Arundo formosana – An example of Jiou-Jiou Peaks Natural Reserve in Taiwan

Jeng-I TSAI, Fonglong FENG (National Chung Hsing University, Taipei)

  1. Effects of tropical succession forests on bird community composition: Vegetation structural changes and landscape heterogeneity

Eurídice LEYEQUIEN, José Luis HERNANDEZ-STEFANONI, Waldemar SANTAMARIA, Juan Manuel DUPUY-RADA, Juan Bautista CHABLE-SANTOS (Centro De Investigacion Cientifica De Yucatan, Mexico)


Prof. Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI and Prof. Saiful Arif Abdullah(our lab alumnus)are giving their welcome remarks.


All presenters took picture together after the symposium was over.

Audients listens to presenter’s explanation seriously.  

If I have to tell the truth, it was my first time to step my foot in China. Although my grandfathers and grandmothers were come from China but I never went to China since I was born. Thus, it was a great and amazing opportunity that I was being able went to China together with NKK Lab members.
If I have to give an impression, of course I would like to say that it was really something to me. Everything in China was amazed me and some places were astonished me with their sizes and histories. I was really enjoying Chinese cultures, histories, tourism areas, Chinese people’s behavior and of course their delicious food. I found that their cultures are almost opposite with Japanese peoples, the way they greet people and make communications are totally different.
If I have to mention one unforgettable experience in China, it was when I went to the Great Wall of China. The first impression was the scale! It was very-very large wall. It was beyond my expectation. The second one was the people! There were thousand peoples are visiting there when I arrived. And there was a moment when I stacked in the middle of the road on the wall because too many people are walking. I could not move frontward or backward, I just stacked. So, I and others people have to wait for a couple of minutes until we got some space to move. Just imagine it. It was in August. Summer! Hot! At the top of the Great Wall! What do think you will touch? Yes! Sweats! A lot of sweats!  Not only yours but also others which will be exchanged as well.
If I am allowed to give acknowledgements, I would like to express my gratitude to Prof. Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI and the Global Environment Leaders (GELs) program, Hiroshima University, Japan for supporting my visit at this event. My sincerely thanks to IALE organizing committee for their help in preparing and providing a lot of useful information.

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