The Perception of Local People on Forest Conversion

Octavianti, Meria and Agustin, Herlina (2019) The Perception of Local People on Forest Conversion. In: WESTECH 2018, 8 December 2018, Medan, Indonesia.

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Pangandaran Regency is currently promoting tourism development seriously. The region status change from kecamatan (district) to Kabupaten (Regency) of West Java makes it increase its focus to develop the tourism aspect as an added-value. The regent government encourages its communities to create, manage and build tourism objects in their respective areas. Its sloping topography makes them able to develop both in lowlands and highlands. Thus, forest conversion for tourism is dotting Pangandaran. The most recent one is Jojogan. The transformation, indeed, affects many aspects, from ecological balance to nearby local people. Public perception of the conversion has been an exciting subject to study. Therefore, using the quantitative descriptive method, this research sought to describe the perception of Dusun Gunungtiga in Desa Cintaratu, Kecamatan Parigi, Kabupaten Pangandaran on forest conversion of Jojogan in their neighborhood. Primary data was collected by distributing a questionnaire to respondents, while secondary data by interview and observation. Results reveal that local people perceived the conversion positively. The positive perception on Jojogan also shows that the tourism management of Jojogan has referred to management principles that emphasize the values of natural environment sustainability, community, and social, so it enables tourists to enjoy tourism activities and benefits local people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: public perception forest conversion tourism communication
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 09:45
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2021 09:45

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