Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Governance, ICONEG 2019, 25-26 October 2019, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Research Article

An Analysis of Socio-Ecological Impact of Unauthorized Gold Mining in West Dumoga, Bolaang Mongondow District, North Sulawesi Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-10-2019.2300491,
        author={Atika  Marzaman and Tania F. Mokoagow},
        title={An Analysis of Socio-Ecological Impact of Unauthorized Gold Mining in West Dumoga, Bolaang Mongondow District, North Sulawesi Province},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Governance, ICONEG 2019, 25-26 October 2019, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONEG},
        year={2020},
        month={10},
        keywords={gold mining socio-ecological impact market},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-10-2019.2300491}
    }
    
  • Atika Marzaman
    Tania F. Mokoagow
    Year: 2020
    An Analysis of Socio-Ecological Impact of Unauthorized Gold Mining in West Dumoga, Bolaang Mongondow District, North Sulawesi Province
    ICONEG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-10-2019.2300491
Atika Marzaman1,*, Tania F. Mokoagow1
  • 1: Universitas Gorontalo
*Contact email: tikamarzaman@gmail.com

Abstract

Unlicensed Gold Mining (Penambangan EmasTanpa Izin – PETI) is a mining business undertaken by an individual, or a group of people, or a legal entity incorporated in its operation without licenses and government agencies in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. PETI activities that do not follow the correct mining rules, have resulted in environmental damage, waste of mineral resources, and mine accidents. Besides that, PETI not only causes the potential revenue to decrease, but also the state/government must spend enormous funds to repair environmental damage. This research takes place in West Dumoga, Bolaang Mongondow District, North Sulawesi Province which has several points which become the location of unlicensed gold mining (PETI). In accordance with the objectives to be achieved, this research using descriptive qualitative research method. The results of this study are expected to provide a comprehensive argument of the phenomenon of PETI in West Dumoga, Bolaang Mongondow District, North Sulawesi Province along with the ecological, economic and social impacts. Furthermore, the results of this study is expected to be a contribution of thought to the Government of Bolaang Mongondow District in policy making and solving problems of PETI. This research is also expected to be a source of reference for related parties and society in general.