International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


Sustainable Peatland Conservation with Socio-Cultural Approach

Author(s): Zulkarnain, Owin Jamasy Djamaludin, M. Nur Hartanto

Land conservation is a human effort to preserve soil so that it remains productive, sustainable and sustainable. This is in accordance with the basic principles of conservation, namely: 1) Protection of life support systems; 2) Preservation or utilization of living natural resources and natural ecosystems in a sustainable manner so that the balance of nature and the quality of the environment is maintained; and 3) Perpetuation in the sense of preserving and maintaining the diversity of flora and fauna species. Peatland conservation has become a hot and strategic topic because there are many benefits, especially for ecosystem management, including: 1) Protecting the wealth of natural ecosystems and maintaining the balance of the ecosystem in a sustainable manner; 2) Provide protection and preservation of various species of flora and fauna in peatland areas; 3) Protecting the natural ecosystem so that it remains unique, beautiful, attractive, and natural; 4) Protect and maintain ecosystems from potential damage caused by natural factors and micro-organisms; 5) Maintain the quality of the natural environment so that it remains good for living things; 6) Preventing the potential for natural damage that can cause harmful disasters; such as damage to protected forests and damage to river bow areas; and 7) Prevent potential losses due to loss of genetic resources contained in flora that are useful as food or medicine. The role of humans with a socio-cultural approach is an important requirement in maintaining the stability of land productivity. It is understood that the success of soil conservation efforts through the socio-cultural conditions of the community is able to facilitate behavioral patterns towards land use and or use, perceptions of maintaining soil sustainability, knowledge about preserving soil, and technological capabilities to maintain sustainable production. Basically, the role of humans in conservation activities has been carried out from the past until now, but it still tends to be sporadic, so the results have not had a significant effect on efforts to improve the environment.

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