Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Suitability of the Natural Resources of Reusam Aceh Jaya Island to Become an Ecotourism Area

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290603,
        author={Izwar  Izwar and Badaruddin  Badaruddin and Miswar Budi Mulya and Robert  Sibarani},
        title={Suitability of the Natural Resources of Reusam Aceh Jaya Island to Become an Ecotourism Area},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSSIS},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={ecotourism natural resource reusam island aceh jaya},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290603}
    }
    
  • Izwar Izwar
    Badaruddin Badaruddin
    Miswar Budi Mulya
    Robert Sibarani
    Year: 2019
    Suitability of the Natural Resources of Reusam Aceh Jaya Island to Become an Ecotourism Area
    ICSSIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290603
Izwar Izwar1, Badaruddin Badaruddin2,*, Miswar Budi Mulya2, Robert Sibarani2
  • 1: Natural Resource Management and Environment, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • 2: Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: badaruddin.usu@gmail.com

Abstract

Ecotourism is a type of tourism that supports conservation and gives appreciation to the environment, social culture and community participation. The management of the ecotourism area on Reusam Island is very much needed to find out the potential and constraints obtained by visitors in the sustainable development of the ecotourism area. This research was conducted in August 2018 until July 2019, carried out by direct observation to collect primary data following expert provisions. Conformity analysis is done to get the suitability of field conditions with the ideal conditions of experts. Based on the topography, Reusam Island is included in the very small island category, an area of about 22 hectares, which is divided into 4 regions. Reusam Island resources are based on water geomorphological parameters, diversity, marine oceanography physics, water quality, and supporting factors following the indicators of the suitability of experts to become ecotourism areas.