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Banyuwangi Mangrove Tourism, the National Pilot

Banyuwangi Mangrove Tourism, the National Pilot
(TEMPO.CO (PDF/151KB) , May 31, 2012)
English (Translated version PDF/74KB)
Bedul Mangrove Ecotourism in Village of Sumberasri, Sub District of Purwoharjo, Banyuwangi, East Java, become a national pilot project in the management of community-based mangrove ecotourism. According to the Head of Mangrove Forest Management at Ministry of Forestry, the reason is able to manage ecotourism that involving all stakeholders from Government, National Park, and residents of the forest.
In 2009 the tourist arrivals reach 11 thousand people, in 2011 the number was increased to 62 thousand people. The project is expected to be a model solution of sustainable preservation mangrove forests in various regions in Indonesia, as it reduced the number of illegal logging and animals' theft.


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