Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Law, Social Science, Economics, and Education, ICLSSEE 2023, 6 May 2023, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Mangrove Forest Ecotourism Development in Increasing Community's Economy

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.6-5-2023.2333592,
        author={Heriyanto  Heriyanto and Heru  Subiyantoro and Rudy  Bratamanggala},
        title={The Role of Mangrove Forest Ecotourism Development in Increasing Community's Economy},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Law, Social Science, Economics, and Education, ICLSSEE 2023, 6 May 2023, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLSSEE},
        year={2023},
        month={7},
        keywords={ecotourism mangrove community economy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.6-5-2023.2333592}
    }
    
  • Heriyanto Heriyanto
    Heru Subiyantoro
    Rudy Bratamanggala
    Year: 2023
    The Role of Mangrove Forest Ecotourism Development in Increasing Community's Economy
    ICLSSEE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.6-5-2023.2333592
Heriyanto Heriyanto1,*, Heru Subiyantoro1, Rudy Bratamanggala1
  • 1: Universitas Borobudur, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: sidane.heriyanto@gmail.com

Abstract

This study aims to determine the role of mangrove forest ecotourism in improving the community's economy in Bedono Village, Sayung District, Demak Regency. This study used a qualitative descriptive method with data collection techniques in the form of observation, interviews, and documentation. The results of the study show that ecotourism conditions are under ecotourism destination standards, where objects and special attractions that can be seen are fulfilled, such as unspoiled natural beauty, flora and fauna, and the introduction of various types of mangroves around, and the availability of facilities as support for visitors to carry out activities various kinds such as speed boats, fishing, photo spots, prayer rooms, batik halls, nature schools, mangrove tracking and the availability of facilities for shopping such as buying sea catches from fishermen, eating at restaurants and enjoying processed mangrove products. Efforts to manage and develop Morosari Sayung Demak Mangrove Ecotourism with community involvement/participation are carried out independently, such as maintenance and repair, making and adding photo spots, providing education through nature schools, planting and inserting, guarding, supervising and maintaining mangrove forests from illegal logging.