Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 959-966 April-June 2009

 

ROLE OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN PRESERVING AND UTILIZING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN THE PATTANI WATERSHED

 

Vichit Rangpan*, Numan Hayimasae, Isma-ie Katih,
Romsan Madmanang and Duangporn Nujan

Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Agricultural Technology,
Yala Rajabhat University, Yala, (THAILAND)

 

Received on : March 26, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

The purposes of this research were to study the status and opinion on the biological diversity and multi-culture, and the relation between biological diversity and multi-culture of five areas includes culture of residences, of consumption, of professional, and of disease remedy, in the Pattani Watershed. Data was collected through qualitative and quantitative approaches. Qualitative data was collected from in-depth and group interview while quantitative data was gathered from the samples of 2,000 people along the line of Pattani watershed. The data then were analyzed in terms of descriptive analysis as well as the analysis through statistical mean using SPSS for windows to seek frequency percentage mean, deviation and multiple regressions. The study found quite high relation between the relation between biological diversity and multi-culture of such aspects with high positive significant (p < 0.01). This was consistent with the finding through the method of interviews. People in the Pattani watershed area believe that only the way of preserving multi-culture which includes various activities, is able to uphold the biological diversity in this area as long as possible.

 

Keywords : Multi-cultural Diversity, Preserving and Utilizing Biological Diversity, Pattani Watershed

 

 

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