Resource Use and Sustainability of Orang Asli

Indigenous Communities in Peninsular Malaysia

Editors: Abdullah, Mohd Tajuddin, Bartholomew, Candyrilla Vera, Mohammad, Aqilah (Eds.)

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  • A comprehensive review of current knowledge on genetic, culture, resource management and economic  of Semaq Beri Orang Asli
  • Full colour illustrations provide interesting insights into the lives of the Orang Asli
  • Brings together a collection research studies to discuss the sustainability of the Orang Asli
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Comprising of ­18 sub-ethnic groups the indigenous communities, or better known as the Orang Asli, located in the Peninsular Malaysia, is a unique community in terms of their culture, lifestyle, and heritage.  The life of the Orang Asli, popularly referred to as the Forest People, is highly intertwined with forest resources which makes the community a great source of information and traditional knowledge, particularly in the use of medicinal plants.

This book covers three important issues to explain and gain insights into the sustainability of the Orang Asli:

  1. Social and demographics
  2. Sustainability of resource use
  3. Governance, administration and management

The book presents research to help bridge the gaps and provides a baseline reference for further research regarding the sustainability of the Orang Asli.  

This book is intended for researchers and graduate students to help gain an understanding of the Orang Asli.  By highlighting the plight of Orang Asli the authors hope that this community will be recognised and become a part of society.  More research is required to help the 178,197 Orang Asli achieve the sustainable development goals for their community in the Peninsular Malaysia.

About the authors

Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah, PhD is a professor and was the former Director of the Institute of Tropical Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (BIO-D TROPIKA), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). He has conducted his fieldworks in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand with a broad interest in biodiversity, biogeography, molecular ecology, mammalogy, park and wildlife conservation. Recently, he received the best zoological and ecotourism book awards in the Malaysia National Book Award 2017 and 2019 respectively. He has published about 100 indexed journal manuscripts and co-edited nine books, two of which by Springer Nature Publisher. Currently, he is an active independent researcher affiliated to the Academy of Sciences Malaysia of which he is a fellow and a new found hobby as a YouTuber (Taj Abdullah).

Candyrilla Vera Bartholomew graduated with MSc in Zoology from the Institute of Tropical Biodiversity and Sustainable Development  Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. She did her BSc in Zoology at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. She has been involved in scientific research and conducted social surveys of the Orang Asli to characterise their forest resource use patterns and determining factors affecting the involvement of Orang Asli to hunt and collect forest resources. She is also co-authored journal and conference manuscripts and a local book and two book chapters within, which characterise resource utilisation by the Orang Asli.

Aqilah Mohammad, PhD is a senior lecturer and a mycologist in the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. She currently holds a dual appointment position in the Faculty of Science and Marine Environment and acts as the Head of Program in the Institute of Tropical Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. Aqilah has been involved in fungal ecology, fungal diversity and ethnomycology studies and conducted fieldworks in several states in Malaysia. She is currently engaged in the post-Covid19 industry-community project on mushroom cultivation for low-income communities nearby UMT main campus area. She has been actively publishing works on her field in both local and international journals and academic books since 2011 until present and as co-editor two international books by Springer Nature Publisher.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • A Journey of Incremental Steps for the Orang Asli

    Pages 3-21

    Abee, Albert

  • Orang Asli Anecdotal Reflections

    Pages 23-41

    Abee, Albert

  • The Importance of Forest Resources as a Source of Income for the Orang Asli of Kampung Sungai Berua, Hulu Terengganu, Malaysia

    Pages 43-49

    Ab Manaf, Norhayati (et al.)

  • Spending Habits of the Orang Asli in Kampung Sungai Berua, Hulu Terengganu, Malaysia

    Pages 51-58

    Ab Manaf, Norhayati (et al.)

  • Sustainable Utilisation of Forest Plant Resources by the Bateq and Semoq Beri Sub-Tribes in Kelantan and Terengganu States of Peninsular Malaysia

    Pages 61-73

    Mohd Salim, Jamilah, PhD (et al.)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resource Use and Sustainability of Orang Asli
Book Subtitle
Indigenous Communities in Peninsular Malaysia
Editors
  • Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah
  • Candyrilla Vera Bartholomew
  • Aqilah Mohammad
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64961-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64961-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64960-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 243
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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