Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) habitat suitability mapping based on remote sensing imagery in forest area, Hulu Sungai Utara Regency, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

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Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) habitat suitability mapping based on remote sensing imagery in forest area, Hulu Sungai Utara Regency, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

Abdi Fithria, Syam’ani, Arfa Agustina Rezekiah, Adi Rahmadi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.14( 6), 126-135, June 2019.
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This study aims to map and analyze the habitat suitability of orangutan species based on remote sensing image technology, in the forest area of Hulu Sungai Utara Regency, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. The total area suitable for orangutan habitat in the forest area of Hulu Sungai Utara Regency is 4,950 hectares. Based on the results of the field survey and analysis of Citra Sentinel-2, the location of suitable habitat for orangutans is visually located within peatswamp forests or peatswamp shrub and bushes. The use of the thresholding method for quantitative parameters of habitat, from the results of this study, can be seen to be quite efficient in mapping areas suitable for orangutan habitat. However, to improve the accuracy of the mapping, in the future it is necessary to consider conducting a prior statistical analysis before thresholding. For example data normality test, data homogeneity test, and data correlation test.


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