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Donnish Journal of Research in Environmental Studies

December 2014 Vol. 1(1), pp. 001-007

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Original Research Article


Xylocarpus moluccensis in North Moluccas, Indonesia, is Going to Extinct: Role of the Local People


Abdulrasyid Tolangara1, Hasan Tuaputty2, A.D. Corebima3*

1Biology Education, Khairun University, Ternate, Indonesia
2Biologi Education, Pattimura University, Ambon, Indonesia
3Biology Education, State University of Malang, Malang, Indonesia

Corresponding Author E-mail: durancorebima@yahoo.com

Accepted 3rd December, 2014.



Abstract


The The purpose of the study is to uncover people’s role in the extinction threat of mangrove species especially X. moluccensis. The data of this study are the pattern of the mangrove wood usage by the local people and the wood damage of each species treated. Data of the mangrove wood usage had been collected by interview and had been analyzed descriptively. Data of the wood durability had been collected by experimental research, and had been analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The results of the study showed that the woods of X. moluccensis were used to construct various parts of boats. Based on the experimental study, related to the water absorption rate through the wood, X. moluccensis was the most damaged one, compared to R. apiculata, B. gymnorrhiza and O. octodonta. Due to the fragility of X. moluccensis, people tend to cut down more wood. Thus, the role of people on the extinction threat of X. moluccensis are the main agent, beside the great damage of X. moluccensis caused by the marine borer enforcing the people to cut down more X. moluccensis.

Keywords: Mangrove, X. moluccensis, North Moluccas, Teredo, Pholad.

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Abdulrasyid Tolangara, Hasan Tuaputty, A.D. Corebima. Xylocarpus moluccensis in North Moluccas, Indonesia, is Going to Extinct: Role of the Local People. Donnish Journal of Research in Environmental Studies 1(1) 2014 pp. 001-007.


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