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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2019  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 7  |  Page No.: 2360 - 2368

Technical and Policy Analysis with its Implementation to Promote Conservation Program: A Case Study of Gunung Meja Natural Tourism Park in West Papua

Jacob Manusawai, Anwar Mallongi, Anton Sinery and Agustinus Murdjoko    

Abstract: The tropical forest has been an attention globally as its important role such as conservation program. In Indonesia, many areas have been decided legally as protection forests for decades. However, the evaluation of the enforcement of the conservation management. Therefore, this research took Gunung Meja Natural Tourism Park in West Papua as a study case to figure out the implementation of the conservation program. The interview with the central and regional government as well as local people and field observation were applied to collect data concerning policies and the conditions of Gunung Meja as forest protection. The results revealed that The Gunung Meja Natural Tourism Park experienced the management of regional and central government that was Manokwari Regency and Natural Resource Conservation Board of Ministry of Environment and Forestry. However, the management of conservation program has not reached the main goal as seen from conditions of Gunung Meja. The area is not utilized as its function as conservation area where the local people still use the part of Gunung Meja as cultivation and logging. The threats were the certain locations that were polluted by garbage and the local houses were built inside the Gunung Meja. The management of Gunung Meja Natural Tourism Park must control the ecological conditions as indicators of how conservation program is implemented.

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