Community's Knowledge of Leopard Cats' Roles in the Cisokan, West Java

Authors

  • Erri Noviar Megantara Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Teguh Husodo Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Dwi Rustam Kendarto Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Asep Zainal Mutaqin Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Industrial Technology, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Sya Sya Shanida Program in Environmental Science, School of Graduates, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Indri Wulandari Directorate of Research and Community Service, Universitas Padjadjaran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29313/ethos.v12i1.2603

Keywords:

Agriculture, Protection, Pest Controlling

Abstract

Local communities have ways of managing and utilizing forest products, including leopard cats' habitat. Communities have knowledge and perceptions passed down from one generation to the next through community participation in their environment. This activity aims to reveal the community's knowledge regarding the role of leopard cats in the Cisokan. The implementation of this activity consists of collecting issues and data, FGD, and evaluation. The results show that almost all informants do not know the role of leopard cats in controlling prey animal populations and agricultural pests. Although leopard cats prey on domestic birds, they are not considered a nuisance to the community. After a joint discussion with the community regarding the ecological role of leopard cats, 79% of informants understood leopard cats' role in nature, which indirectly supported agriculture. Besides that, 70% of respondents understand that leopard cats should be protected.

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Published

2024-01-24

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Erri Noviar Megantara, Teguh Husodo, Dwi Rustam Kendarto, Asep Zainal Mutaqin, Sya Sya Shanida, and Indri Wulandari, “Community’s Knowledge of Leopard Cats’ Roles in the Cisokan, West Java”, ETHOS : Jurnal Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1–8, Jan. 2024.