Identification of Condition in Coastal Metinaro Mangrove Forest, Timor-Leste
Luis Da Costa, MTh. Sri Budiastuti, Sunarto Sunarto, Joko Sutrisno
Luis Da Costa
Available Online November 2016.
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- Mangrove forest, anthropogenic, nature
- The mangrove ecosystem is one special and unique form of forest ecosystems with potential beach resources. However, the condition of the forest is generally under a high pressure of economic crisis, limited job vacancies and lack of awareness of the coastal community. This study was aimed at identifying the condition of the mangrove forest in Metinaro coastal at present and assessing the level of damage. This study was a descriptive qualitative research using a survey visual photographs and site map. The results showed that the condition of the mangrove forest in Metinaro beach at present falls into the damaged category caused by two aspects: anthropogenic and natural causes. The anthropogenic damage is caused by human beings, such as the opening of mangrove land and converting it into fish, shrimp, and crab ponds, source of firewoods, and building materials, while the natural damage is caused by storm, wave, sea wind, and the age of the plants, as well as damages caused by domestic animals. The impacts take the form of abrasion and the thinning of the mangrove forest so that the biodiversity becomes less and less and there is a decrease in the income of the fishermen. Thus, the first priority in correcting the damage and in rehabilitating the mangrove in Metinaro beach need to be done by developing cooperation with the government and the community in implementing mangrove program replantation. Considering that anthropogenesis plays a part as the main cause of the thinning of the thickness and damage of the mangrove.
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TY - CONF AU - Luis Da Costa AU - MTh. Sri Budiastuti AU - Sunarto Sunarto AU - Joko Sutrisno PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Identification of Condition in Coastal Metinaro Mangrove Forest, Timor-Leste BT - lst International Cohference on Geography and Education (ICGE 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 81 EP - 86 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icge-16.2017.16 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icge-16.2017.16 ID - DaCosta2016/11 ER -