Bird Surveys in Tropical Plantations Motoko Fujita（Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University） I started researches on birds in plantations in Indonesia in 2007. The main focus was on the avian diversity in acacia plantations of Company M in Palembang with which RISH (Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University) had just started a joint study on acacia. The goal of my research was conservation of the biodiversity by management, as the decrease in biodiversity is a hot issue. Until then, I had been conducting fieldwork only in Japan and this was my first time to do research in Indonesia. I landed at Jakarta airport with a mix of 70% […]
Ethnoscape of Riverine Society in Bintulu Division Yumi Kato（The Hakubi Project /Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University） Hiromitsu Samejima (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Ryoji Soda（Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University） Motomitsu Uchibori (Faculty of Liberal Arts, The Open University of Japan) Katsumi Okuno（College of Liberal Arts, J.F.Oberlin University） Noboru Ishikawa (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Introduction The study site of this project is the riverine areas of the Kemena and Tatau Rivers in the Bintulu Division. This article provides an overview of the ethnic groups living along those rivers. However, the details of these people, their backgrounds, and their inter-ethnic […]
”Current Status and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Management in Borneo: Views from governments, private sectors, NGOs, and local communities” 【Date】December 9-10, 2013 【Venue】Inamori Fundation Memorial Building, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan On December 9 and 10, our project held an international seminar ”Current Status and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Management in Borneo: Views from governments, private sectors, NGOs, and local communities with the co-hosted of Southeast Asian Studies for Sustainable Humanosphere research program. The two-day seminar drew about 120 participants from Japan and overseas and was concluded with success. From this Project, Samejima and Soda made their presentations based on the researches and studies of the […]
Field Investigation Report on Oil Palm Cultivated by Company K and Smallholders in Sarawak, Malaysia Yucho Sadamichi（The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology） This is to report a cooperative survey with Prof. Ubukata, conducted at Company K in Sarawak on 14-21 September 2012. Company K is an oil palm plantation company with a processing mill, which is located in Bintulu, Sarawak. Since this company produces RSPO-certified oil, the company activities are implemented in accordance with RSPO requirements, e.g. compliance with environmental and social laws and regulations, fulfilling cooperative social responsibilities, etc. This certification requires the company to document the related activities. From the documents, our previous surveys obtained […]
On June 29, 2012 we held an international seminar with jointly sponsored by SFC (Sarawak Forestry Corporation) and UNIMAS (UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK). A local newspaper, the BORNEO POST covered the seminar and put its article in its digital edition. Please refer from the links below. English version is here. Malay version is here.