POPULATION STATUS OF HERPETOFAUNA IN THE RICE FIELDS AREA OF ANGANTAKA VILLAGE OF BADUNG, BALI, INDONESIAPutu Angga Wiradana, I Gede Widhiantara, Aparicio Mickael, Anak Agung Ngurah Bagus and Adi Permana Dinata
Bali Province, Indonesia has a promising tourism sector potential to continue to be developed as a domestic and global tourism destination. This study aims to monitor the initial data and conservation status of herpetofauna in rice fields in Angantaka Village, Badung Regency, Indonesia. This research uses Visual Searching or Visual Encounter Survey (VES) techniques. The results showed that there were 5 herpetofauna species that were dominated by the Reptile Class. The species of Boiga dendrophila snake found in this study and has a âNear Threatenedâ (NT) conservation status based on the IUCN Red List. Management of herpetofauna species still has to be developed, especially in this area so that it can increase the potential to be developed as an eco-tourism area.