Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 25, Issue 4 2019; Page No.(1638-1643)

A STUDY ON THE LOCAL WISDOM OF THE BALI AGA COMMUNITY METRUNA NYOMAN IN THE INDIGENOUS FOREST AS AN EFFORT TO BUILD CHARACTER OF CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Sumarmi, Syamsul Bachri, Ardijanto Tanjung and Tuti Mutia

Abstract

Environmental problems in Indonesia are increasing; it has been calling all Indonesian citizens to take actions. One of the goals of education in Indonesia is to produce intelligent and characterized human beings, and one of the goals of Geography as a school subject is to develop environmental care. Local cultural wisdom exists in each region in Indonesia, and this has long been adhered to in the life of the communities. This study used a descriptive qualitative method. Data were obtained by reviewing related library materials. The results of this study show that the local cultural wisdom of Bali Aga community has a lot to do with environmental preservation related to indigenous forests. In preserving the indigenous forests, the people of Tenganan use awig-awig by means of hereditary socialization from family, community, and traditional education (metruna nyoman). The application of local cultural wisdom as practiced by the people of Bali Aga is very important in building the character of environmental care for students through education, training and habituation.

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