Flora and Fauna Diversity Status on Trans Sumatra Railway Project Development Plan through the Region Sigli – Bireun - Lhokseumawe – Langsa – Besitang, Indonesia

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Slamet Isworo
Poerna Sri Oetari

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Plans to build and operate a trans-urban railway line through Aceh and northern Sumatra between Sigli - Bireun - Lhokseumawe - Langsa - Besitang, allowing impacts on flora and fauna habitat conditions on the project. Site. This research was conducted to find the biodiversity around the project site.

Methodology: A collection of species data and number of plants was performed using the Quadrat Nest Plot method, placed on the transect line and observation of field inventories, interviews and literature studies. The results are grouped in protected and endangered species and include endemic species in Indonesia.

Results: The construction of the railway line does not have a significant impact on the flora and fauna around the project footprint. There are 3 primate species that utilize the habitat around the project site that is long-tailed macaques (Macaca fasicularis), Lampung monkeys (Macaca namastrina) Trachypithecus auratus) and includes endemic fauna protected by the Government of Indonesia and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUNC). But the location of the project is just an area for feeding.

Conclusions: An assessment of flora and fauna aspects related to prediction and impact evaluation. Activity plans do not affect or interfere with ecological entities

Keywords:
Conservation, endangered species, fauna and flora, ecological entities, wildlife protection

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Isworo, S., & Oetari, P. S. (2017). Flora and Fauna Diversity Status on Trans Sumatra Railway Project Development Plan through the Region Sigli – Bireun - Lhokseumawe – Langsa – Besitang, Indonesia. Asian Journal of Biology, 3(4), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.9734/AJOB/2017/35593
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