Societal Role in Cultivating and Enhancing Peat Land Ecosystem Services: A case Study of Hampangen Forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Francisca Kilonzi, Takahiro Ota, Kazuhiko Moji, Aswin Usup

Ecosystem services comprises of the components of nature that are directly enjoyed, consumed, or used to yield human well-being. Traditionally they have been regarded as the source of livelihood to the surrounding communities. This paper takes a practical approach to examine the various tropical peat land forest ecosystem services obtained from the Hampangen Education Forest, in central Kalimantan, Indonesia, by focusing the quantity and the frequency at which the surrounding community uses them. From our findings, we identify a change from the mainstream conception of ecosystem service use to service to the ecosystem by the society through various activities. Tree seedlings keeping, fruit cultivation, fish farm projects, swiftlet farming and total lifestyle change are some of the

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