Implementation of Conservation Tourism in Supporting The Protection of The Essential Turtle Ecosystem Area at Taman Kili - Kili Beach Wonocoyo, Panggul

  • Herlina Suksmawati Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Jawa Timur, Indonesia
  • Leily Suci Rahmatin Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur, Indonesia
  • Praja Firdaus Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Abstract

Conservation tourism was developed as an alternative to large-scale tourism activities that operate in nature without paying attention to ecological sustainability through natural resources. Conservation management in tourism is a form of concern for the damage to the life of natural resource ecosystems, both caused by human activities and global climate change. Analyzing the relevance of establishing the Taman Kili - Kili Coastal Turtle Ecosystem Reserve as a tourist destination, while prioritizing natural ecosystems and providing benefits for the livelihoods of the local community. The approach in this research is a descriptive qualitative method, describing the results of the study and relating each research data found. The data instrument used involved observation and in-depth interviews with the Kili - Kili beach turtle conservation local community. Conservation tourism activities at Kili – Kili Beach prioritize educating visitors regarding turtle habitats and ecosystems, besides that the purpose of conservation tourism on the Kili – Kili coast is as one of the limited uses of natural resources and natural resources owned without having to exploit turtles. Conservation tourism is carried out in accordance with the provisions in the management of conservation areas and also essential ecosystem areas, while still paying attention to the socio-cultural environment of the surrounding community so that the purpose of the function of utilizing the essential turtle ecosystem area can also be felt by the surrounding community.


Keywords: conservation tourism; turtle essential ecosystem areas.

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Published
2022-09-30
How to Cite
SUKSMAWATI, Herlina; RAHMATIN, Leily Suci; FIRDAUS, Praja. Implementation of Conservation Tourism in Supporting The Protection of The Essential Turtle Ecosystem Area at Taman Kili - Kili Beach Wonocoyo, Panggul. E-Journal of Tourism, [S.l.], p. 196-209, sep. 2022. ISSN 2407-392X. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/eot/article/view/91384>. Date accessed: 14 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24922/eot.v9i2.91384.