Friday, 28 November, 2008 | 19:38 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jember:In order to list medicinal plants, the Meru Betiri National Park (TNMB) in Jember is now using a digital database with a geographical information system (SIG). The system was a result of a research carried out by three lecturers from Jember University's Technical Faculty.
The lecturers developed the SIG-based digital life which can integrate the entire medicinal plants data belonging to the TNMB forest areas so as to make it accessible to the public. "The TNMB is rich with unique, endemic, and powerful medicinal plants," said one of the lecturers, Maududie, yesterday.
Today, there are at least 101 species of herbal plants, shrubs, and trees which are categorized under 88 groups and 48 sub-species at the conservation forests managed by the TNMB in Jember.