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Environmental Conservation based on Mamar System as Local Wisdom of West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara

Goris Lewoleba 1, Budi Widianarko 2 and Trihoni Nalesti Dewi 3


DOI: 10.5284/zenodo.10448243


Mamar is an adaptation strategy built by the Amarasi Community to overcome environmental conditions that do not provide a prosperous life. This study aims to analyze environmental conservation practices based on the Mamar system as local wisdom and related social structures as a mechanism for environmental conservation. Environmental conservation based on the Mamar system is implemented with mechanisms and approaches to the needs of local communities for the preservation of natural resources in the long and sustainable term. The local rules such as Nuni and Bunu played an important role in maintaining and preserving the Mamar System. In addition, local figures such as Mataf and Ketiut Po’an helped the local community to stick to the local values to preserve the Mamar area.


1 The Doctoral Programme in Environmental Science, Catholic University, Indonesia
2 Study Program of Food Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Catholic University, Indonesia
3 Faculty of Law and Communication, Catholic University, Indonesia



Lewoleba G, Widianarko B and Dewi TN (2024) Environmental Conservation based on Mamar System as Local Wisdom of West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara. Environ Sci Arch 3(1): 29-36.


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