Vol. 5, Issue 9 (2018)
Needs analysis of Wanga conservation in Tana Toraja
Author(s): Syamsiah, Eka Setiawan, Khalisha Azis
Abstract: Wanga (Pigafetta elata) is one of Sulawesi's endemic plants whose existence in nature is decreasing. This is due to the use of the community in relation to the culture of the Toraja alang sura tribe (rice barn). Similarly, the specific characteristics of the plant. This study aims to conduct a survey related to the needs of the community about the conservation of wild plants so they can survive in nature. The method used is a survey method by conducting interviews and distributing questionnaires to gather information about the needs of the community related to conservation of Wanga plants. Data were analyzed descriptively and the conclusion was based on percentage. The results revealed that basically the local people are aware and caring of the importance of preserved Wanga plants, 90-100% of the people know that Wanga plants have diminished in nature and concerns about the scarcity of Wanga plants, but they do not have the knowledge, understanding, and container to implement and anticipate problems that. 90% of respondents agreed with the conservation activities of the plant for the cultural sustainability of the Toraja tribe "Alang sura".