Identifying the agents and drivers of deforestation: An examination around Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Toshihide Yoshikura, Masahiro Amano, Bambang Supriyanto, Dadang Wardhana

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    In preparing for the REDD+ activities, identification of agents and drivers of deforestation and forest degradation is expected, especially in broad areas with multiple agents and drivers. This study aims to examine an appropriate way of identifying and integrating various agents, drivers, and underlying causes by using combined statistical analysis with data gathered through household surveys near Gunung Palung National Park in Indonesia. Based on an overview of socio-economic characteristics, uses of the national park for farming and forest garden were estimated as potential drivers and evaluated by means of a multiple regression analysis. The combined methods also make it possible to estimate underlying causes such as inadequate land for farming inside the village. The principal component analysis with the scatter diagrams helped in recognising the socio-economic structure of sample households. These results can contribute to the design of appropriate REDD+ activities, like various capacity building and policy reforms, as readiness for the phased approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-343
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016



    • Classifying agents
    • Deforestation drivers
    • Gunung Palung National Park
    • Indonesia
    • Multiple regression analysis
    • Phased approach
    • Principal component analysis
    • REDD+ readiness
    • Socio-economic characteristics
    • Underlying causes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology
    • Agronomy and Crop Science
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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