June 29, 2012 HUMAN-NATURE INTERACTIONS OF THE RIVERINE SOCIETIES IN SARAWAK：A Transdisciplinary Approach a special international seminar held at Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia The seminar was planned and executed by CSEAS, Kyoto University（Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S): Planted Forests in Equatorial Southeast Asia: Human-nature Interactions in High Biomass Society） co-sponsored by Institute of East Asian Studies, UNIMAS and Sarawak Forestry Corporation. The objective of the seminar was to propel the collaborations with other researchers overseas and local scholars and to give feedback our research outcomes. The seminar successfully gathered government officials, university researchers, NGO members, corporate officials, media members and members of various research institutions. As many as 70 participants were […]
The 46th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology Our project had a workshop at the 46th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology. The details are as below: Workshop “Tropical forest and its society – the prospect of an ethnographic study of Sarawak” Date：June 23, 2012（Sta.）９：３０－１２：２５ Venue：G（K１１０） Coordinator：Goro Hasegawa（J.F. Overlin University） Presentation 1 Yumi Kato（Research Institute for Humanity and Nature） “They dynamism of human-nature relationship – a discussion of a case of Sihan” Presentation 2 Kyoko Sakuma（ASAFAS, Kyoto University） “The views on human-forests interactions based on resource utilization – the case of birds’ nest hunting by the Bulawan people” Presentation 3 Tetsu […]
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.
Developing a plant-survey method at Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit Miyako Koizumi （Research Institute for Humanity and Nature） There is global concern over sustainable development and mechanisms to provide incentives for the sustainable use of forests. There are two major problems in the development of such mechanisms. One is the economical problem of who and how to share costs and benefits. The other is the biological problem of how to evaluate ecosystems. The latter is considered highly challenging in tropical rainforests, where biodiversity is very high. Biodiversity studies in tropical rainforests have been conducted by specialists, sometimes with the help of para-taxonomists. Their study sites are relatively small, usually less than 1 […]
An Overview of Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit Hiromitsu Samejima（CSEAS, Kyoto University) East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) can be divided into following land categories in general¹ 1. Government land 1.1 Natural reserves such as national parks 1.2 Concessions (the lease of commercial exploitation rights) managed by private companies 1.2.1 Logging management in natural forests (selective logging) 1.2.2 Industrial tree plantation (Plantations of fast-grow- ing trees species (ex. Acacia mangium) 1.2.3 Oil palm plantations 2. Private property mainly employing the shifting cultiva- tion system of hill padi ¹There is some land that is earmarked for other use, but the area is small. In sparsely populated East Malaysia, the major part of […]