Gap Analysis in Javan Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) Conservation

Kuswandono,  Arzyana Sunkar, Lilik Budi Prasetyo, Usep Suparman and Adam  A. Supriatna

A management approach to conserve the Endangered Javan Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) which is different from the already existing conservation approach, has been studied. The study had been conducted since December 2009 to February 2010 in Gede-Pangrango National Park, Telaga Warna Nature Reserve, and its surrounding forested areas. All study areas are in West
Java. The objectives of the study are: 1) to identify stakeholders closely related to the Javan Hawk-Eagle conservation efforts, 2) to identify relevant regulation related to the Javan Hawk-Eagle conservation efforts, 3) to understand the stakeholders performance in relation to the Javan Hawk-Eagle conservation efforts, 4) to find out the possible gaps in conservation efforts of the species, and 5) to identify factors causing the gap. Primary data were collected using in-depth interview and field observation while secondary data were collected through study of relevant references. Stakeholders were identified through snowball method. I conducted spatial analysis, stakeholder identification analysis, content analysis, and gap analysis. Results of the study recognized two conservation management approaches: 1) species level and 2) habitat level. These approaches will effectively conserve the existing fragmented and less protected forest blocks as well as boosting the participation and synergism of many stakeholders. Further, by using this approach, a gap in conservation management among local conservation agencies will also be discussed for the benefit of the Javan Hawk-Eagle in particular and for biodiversity in general.

Correspondence author : kuswandono@gmail.com

Keywords: conservation, gap analysis, Javan Hawk-Eagle, management.

Will be presented in the Symposium 7th  ARRCN (Asian Raptor Research & Conservation Network) in Korea (12-16 Januari 2012)

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