Study on Avi-fauna Diversity in Mangrove Area in Aceh Besar Post Tsunami 2004

Ruskhanidar R, Muhammad Hambal

Abstract


 

The research was conducted after tsunami destroyed mangrove in Aceh Besar coastal area, which
serves as waterfowl habitat. This study was aimed to find out bird diversity and abundant after tsunami
disaster. The study was conducted in Kecamatan Mesjid Raya, Aceh Besar, focusing on bird biodiversity
and its number based on habitat type, using count dot survey technique. The study revealed that as many
as eight waterfowl species from four families were found. The variety of bird species in the research
location was low, ie; 1.2196 for fish pond, 1.7257 for muddy land, and 1.2528 for vegetation area. The low
level of biodiversity indicated fragmented habitat in the mangrove area.

Keywords: mangrove conservation, bird biodiversity index, bird conservation


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21157/j.ked.hewan.v1i2.3130

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