ANT101- Assignment1wk5

 

The Batek or The Batek De’ are one group of Malayan aborigines that are still nomadic hunters and gatherers, so the exact locations of their settlements change when one of their tribe members dies or the resources that they use for survival is depleted (Antonio & Gisela, 2013). Historically the Batek dwelled in the forests of Pahang, Malaysia but due to selective logging or clear-cutting the Batek now largely inhabit the Taman Negara National Park. “The national park has remained available to its original occupants and has become a refuge area for other Batek driven out of their home areas due to government encroachment” (Bisht & Bankoti, 2004, p. 105).
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