Community Participation in the Management of Sorong Nature Tourism Park, Sorong City

Yacob Fonataba, Marlon I Aipassa, B. D. A. S. Simarangkir, Sumaryono ., Jacob Manusawai, Vera F. Manusawai, Anton S. Sinery

Abstract


This research aimed to identify the participation level of communities in the management program of Sorong Nature Tourism Park (NTP) and to provide alternative recommendations that can be used to support the success of the management program based on community participation. The results of the research showed that community participation in the management of Sorong NTP had the highest values in the household group (15 respondents or 40,54%) and the lowest was group leader (1 respondent or 2,70%), similar with the intensity of community participation. Community participation in Sorong NTP includes group leaders, interest group, head of household, women/housewives and youth. The participation level was categorized into very inactive and inactive, influenced by community participation function which generally occurred inthe form of implementing activity and intensity of participation of society element in the form of providing consultation and information. Management efforts include seeking legal aspects of the area to be the basis of management programs, seeking the payment of customary rights to ensure the existence of claims-related areas of the community, involving communities in planning, maintenance, management, decision-making, initiating action and control programs, and increasing the frequency of socialization and counseling to provide insight into the community about the economic means and the ecological meaning of the results of management program.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/eer.v8n1p48

Copyright (c) 2018 Yacob Fonataba, Marlon I Aipassa, B. D. A. S. Simarangkir, Sumaryono ., Jacob Manusawai, Vera F. Manusawai, Anton S. Sinery

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Energy and Environment Research   ISSN 1927-0569 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0577 (Online)  Email: eer@ccsenet.org


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