Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)
Malaysia, Batek, Taman Negara, national park, indigenous people, relocation
Batek Negritos from the vicinity of Taman Negara National Park in West Malaysia are a hunting and gathering people presently experiencing rapid encroachment by the modern world. Under the authority of the Malaysian government, they are being encouraged to settle and to emulate Malay subsistence farming communities. Unfortunately, this strategy has had a number of adverse effects on the Batek.
© 1985 Cultural Survival, Inc. Posted with permission.
Faulstich, Paul. The Taman Negara Batek: A People in Transition. Cultural Survival Quarterly, 9(3): 33-35, 1985.