Kubu-Ketapang in West Kalimantan is an example of a landscape, where there is competition between productive land users and the other purposes a landscape serves. Beside numerous concessionaries that seek economic objectives, the landscape has social and environmental purposes that must be considered in coordinating objectives. Although currently most concessionaries have developed their own sustainable management plans, it is not clear that these will be adequate to achieve overarching conservation and sustainability. A high rate of deforestation in West Kalimantan will be one outcome of poor coordination though it will not be the only issue. It is clear that landscapes should not be managed by focusing on certain areas defined by administrative boundaries. Instead, a landscape should be seen holistically as one management area that consists of economic activities, local communities, natural boundaries such as watersheds and wildlife habitats.
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