PhD Candidate / Self Funded
Tri Wira Yuwati obtained her MSc in Forest and Nature Conservation specialization Ecology and Management at the Wageningen University the Netherlands in 2006. She received scholarship for master study from the Dutch Government under STUNED scholarship program.
She completed her BSc from Silviculture Department, Faculty of Forestry Gadjah Mada University (GMU) Yogyakarta Indonesia in 2000. She has been employed as a researcher at the Banjarbaru Forestry Research Institute, Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA), The Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia in South Kalimantan since 2001.
She has conducted research on the restoration of Riam Kanan protection forest in South Kalimantan, rehabilitation of degraded peat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan and the utilization of soil microbes for rehabilitation of degraded peat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan.
Currently, she is doing her PhD research on “Integrating local land use system in collaborative management of protected areas”, a joint research project of Tropenbos International-FORDA-CML-GMU (2009-2012).
Wira’s PhD research is focusing on the co-management arrangements for two protected areas: Gunung Lumut protection forest in East Kalimantan and Sebangau National park in Central Kalimantan. The main research objective of this research is to analyze factors which contribute to successful co-management and describe the process of designing and implementing co-management that is beginning to be formed in both protected areas. The impact of local land use system on the conservation of the protected areas will also be determined.
This research will identify the role and importance of local land use systems in the conservation and management of protected areas, explore ways to integrate these practices to improve the management of protected areas and at the same time avoid marginalization of local communities in the management of protected areas. Ultimately this should lead to improved security and clarity of protected areas management.