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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 7, July 2019 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Characteristics Of Sumatran Elephant Habitats (Elephas Maximus Sumatranus Temminck) On Tesso Nilo National Park And Its Surroundings On Riau Province

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AUTHOR(S)

Defri Yoza,Yusni Ikhwan Siregar, Aras Mulyadi, Sujianto

 

KEYWORDS

habitat, Sumatran elephant, Tesso Nilo National Park, elephant food.

 

ABSTRACT

This study aims to determine the characteristics of elephant habitat found in Tesso Nilo National Park Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province. This research used survey method by conducting systematic sampling with random start in four locations elephant habitat are secondary forest, scrub, oil palm and acacia stands in Tesso Nilo National Park Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province. From the observation of elephant habitat, elephant habitat characteristics found in Tesso Nilo National Park are as follows: a) Habitat topography is relatively flat to gentle slope, b) There are feed sources from seedlings and saplings as well as herbs scattered in four habitat types , c ) habitats close to water sources, d) habitats far from community settlements , e) habitats that have shade in the form of secondary forests and primary forests. Four habitat types ranging from secondary forests, shrubs, oil palm plantations and acacia stands are used by elephants as their habitat. The habitat is used by elephants as a location to find food, a place to rest and an elephant cruising track found in Tesso Nilo National Park, Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province.

 

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