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People's perceptions about the importance of forests on Borneo: pearson correlations (r) between indices

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The dataset was gathered to assess the Bornean people's perceptions of the importance of their forests. 

The data was gathered by interview survey. Two interview surveys were completed.

A survey was conducted in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. The survey was conducted by 19 local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) over a period of 15 months from April 2008 to September 2009, and involved interviews with 6,983 people in 687 villages within the general distribution range of orangutan in Kalimantan. The original dataset of 6,983 interviews was reduced to 4,973 because of doubts about the reliability of some of the responses. A further 56 interviews were performed in six villages in the Malaysian State of Sabah.

The survey questionnaire comprised 32 questions and 34 optional sub-questions that were divided into a number of sections focusing on basic socio-demographic information, assessment of interviewee reliability, and questions on perceptions of forest values and wildlife.
The dataset presents correlations (r) between the following indices: (1) Direct economic uses; (2) Other forest uses; (3) Environmental health benefits; (4) Direct health benefits; (5) Ecosystem services (sum of indices 3,4 and Cultural and spiritual importance); (6) Advantages of small-scale clearing; (7) Advantages of large-scale clearing; (8) Disadvantages of large-scale clearing. Moderately large values are presented in bold.

Geographical area of data collection

119.269362,7.037204 108.840673,7.037204 108.840673,-4.178475 119.269362,-4.178475 119.269362,7.037204


Meijaard, Erik, Abram, Nicola K., Wells, Jessie A., Pellier, Anne-Sophie, Ancrenaz, Marc, Gaveau, David L. A., Runting, Rebecca K., & Mengersen, Kerrie (2013) People’s perceptions about the importance of forests on Borneo. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e73008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0073008

Research areas

Health economics
Environmental health
Plant communities
Land use

Cite this collection

Meijaard, Erik; Abram, Nicola K; Wells, Jessie A; Pellier, Anne-Sophie; Ancrenaz, Marc; Gaveau, David L. A; Runting, Rebecca K; Mengersen, Kerrie (2014): People's perceptions about the importance of forests on Borneo: pearson correlations (r) between indices. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.4225/09/587d6999b94c1

Related information

Rebecca K. Runting, Research collaborator http://goo.gl/CYjHgW
Marc Ancrenaz, Research collaborator http://goo.gl/CYjHgW
Jessie A. Wells, Research collaborator http://goo.gl/CYjHgW
David L. A. Gaveau, Research collaborator http://goo.gl/CYjHgW
Erik Meijaard, Research collaborator http://goo.gl/CYjHgW
Anne-Sophie Pellier, Research collaborator http://goo.gl/CYjHgW
Nicola K. Abram, Research collaborator http://goo.gl/CYjHgW

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)


© 2013 Meijaard et al.

Dates of data collection

From 2008-04-01 to 2013-08-01


Has association with
Kerrie Mengersen  (Researcher)
Was collected by
Kerrie Mengersen  (Researcher)


Name: Professor Kerrie Mengersen


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Published - Open Access