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Volume 20, 20201st International Conference on Tropical Wetland Biodiversity and Conservation (ICWEB 2019)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Wetland Ecosystems and Sustainable Tourism|
|Published online||01 June 2020|
The Potential of Mangrove Forest as Natural Tourism Area Based on the Flora-Fauna Characteristics and Social Aspect Case Study: Mangrove forest in Angsana Village
1 Faculty of Forestry, Lambung Mangkurat University Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
2 Magister Program of Natural Resources and Environtmental Management Lambung Mangkurat University Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan Indonesia
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Mangrove forests as natural resources have potential value as natural tourism. This research aims to analyze the potential of mangroves based on the ecological perspective of flora fauna and socio-cultural to be a natural tourism area. The object of this research is the mangrove forest and its resources. The research location was Angsana Village, Angsana District, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. The equipment used was a set of survey tools and questionnaires. The flora and fauna characteristics of the mangrove forest were determined by the species compositions analysis with a tabulation matrix method. The socio-cultural aspects were analyzed descriptively. The potential of mangrove forests as natural tourism was analyzed using a tabulation matrix and narrative descriptive. The composition of tree species as a whole consisted of 14 species. There were 19 species of birds, 6 species of mammals, and 7 species of fish found in the mangrove forest area. The community strongly agree that mangroves can be used as a tourist area. Angsana Village has mangrove vegetation around the river which has approximately 43.61 Ha in size was naturally undisturbed and accessible by a road. The mangrove forest of the village of Angsana is estimated about 200 meters far from Angsana Beach. Based on an analysis of the potential of mangrove forests, this area has the potentials to be developed as natural tourism and even ecotourism. Mangrove natural tourism area can be developed as additional tourism objects that are already running from Angsana Beach tourist destinations.
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