Monthly Archives: February 2011

Paruh bengkok di Manokwari: ada apa denganmu?


Freddy Pattiselanno (Laboratorium Produksi Ternak Fakultas Peternakan Perikanan & Ilmu Kelautan Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari) Email: freddy.pattiselanno@fppk.unipa.ac.id

Salah satu nilai satwa adalah nilai rekreasi atau hiburan yang merupakan bagian yang tidak terpisah sebagai kebutuhan keseharian dalam kehidupan manusia.  Banyak cara dilakukan orang untuk menikmati nilai rekreasi ini baik secara langsung menikmati di alam “outdoor” melalui kegiatan “bird watching” dan mengambil gambar burung tersebut sekaligus mengembangkan hobi fotografi. Cara lain yang ditempuh misalnya mengunjungi kebun binatang, taman safari atau tempat tertentu yang menawarkan atraksi dari jenis hidupan liar.  Ada pula yang menikmati keindahan satwa tertentu dengan mengoleksi, memelihara koleksi satwanya di rumah, khususnya bagi mereka pecinta binatang liar.

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Traditional pig raising at Kebar, Manokwari


Freddy Pattiselanno (Animal Production Laboratory, Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari)

Pigs are the mostly highly valued animals, both socially and culturally, in Papuan society. The subject of this particular study is the tradition
of pig rearing, a skill which is handed down from generation to generation. Traditional pig rearing has been the subject of a previous study by the
Animal Science Department of Universitas Negeri Papua (UNIPA) who conducted research in various parts of Papua. In our study we focussed on development of local pig husbandry within the framework of the traditional system. Our study was financially supported by an outreach grant from the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in collaboration with the Center of Voluntary Services (Pusat Pengabdian Pada Masyarakat) of UNIPA.

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Kastrasi, apa itu?


Freddy Pattiselanno (Laboratorium Produksi Ternak FPPK UNIPA Manokwari)

Pengertian kastrasi

Banyak orang yang sama sekali tidak mengetahui apa yang dimaksud dengan kastrasi. Kastrasi atau lebih populer dan dikenal dengan istilah “pengebirian” adalah salah satu aspek penting dalam tatalaksana pemeliharaan dan perawatan ternak potong.  Kastrasi adalah suatu tindakan yang sengaja dilakukan untuk menghilangkan fungsi dari alat reproduksi dengan jalan mematikan sel kelamin jantan dan betina sehingga ternak bersangkutan tidak mampu menghasilkan keturunan.  Kastrasi dapat dilakukan dengan jalan mengikat, mengoperasi ataupun memasukan bahan kimia ke dalam organ tubuh tertentu.

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Why wildlife is important? A case from Papua


Freddy Pattiselanno (Faculty of Animal Science, Fishery and Marine Sciences Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari)

The latest prediction indicates that  Papua and West Papua  (previous name is Irian Jaya) Province of Indonesia has the highest value of biodiversity and endemism level of flora and fauna in Indonesia.  One hundred and forty six  mammals, 329 reptiles and amphibians and 650 birds occur and utilize varieties of ecosystems as natural habitat in West Papua, or more than 50 percent of Indonesian biodiversity (Conservation International, 1999).  Petocz (1994) stated that West Papua has a wide variety of ecosystems situated from coastal to highland area, provides a unique and specific habitat for the distribution of endemic animals.

The flora and fauna are very important natural sources used by many people in West Papua to fulfill their daily needs. For example: many people in West Papua value forests for the benefits obtained from the extraction of plants and animals

The present paper reviews and discusses related information on the importance of wildlife for local people as their natural resources.  This could be one of the ways to contribute to the decision-making in connection to the wildlife management aspect

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Wasior tragedy: a lesson learned for a future planning


Freddy Pattiselanno (Faculty of Animal Science, Fisheries  and Marine Sciences Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari); Agustina Y.S. Arobaya (Faculty of Forestry Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari)

Landslides and flooding on October 4th in Wasior, Papua Barat killed dozens of people left others missing and cause lots of people injured. Infrastructures including houses, offices, and public facilities such road, building and bridge are damaged.

Pros and cons about the cause of a disaster is now becoming a debatable issue concerning land use conversion for extraction industries and the development of some areas into new regencies through the program of territorial division locally known as “pemekaran”.  However, others claimed it was a natural disaster, in which human being is not involved.   In reality, the term “natural” has consequently been disputed because the events simply are not hazards or disasters without human involvement. In this case, the impact of humans’ alteration of the ecosystem has led to widespread and/or long-lasting consequences. To some extends we may should carefully consider those issues. Facts on the province development and ecological approaches to the development may give us clear description on the last disaster occurred in Wasior, Papua Barat.

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