Community-Based Forest Management in Indonesia as a Forest Fire Mitigation Strategy in the Threat of Climate Change
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- Community Based Forest Management, Forest fires, Climate change, Mitigation
Forest fire in Indonesia is complicated, influenced by social conflicts between the government and local people or forest landholder companies. In an extreme drought resulting from global warming, forest fires result in severe forest degradation, threatening forest biodiversity. This paper will discuss; the potential impacts of forest fires influenced by climate change and social conflicts on tropical forest biodiversity in Indonesia and; Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) as a potential solution to tackle forest fires and conserving forest biodiversity how to respond to the challenges. By applying the study of literature, the results show that social conflict aggravates climate change’s impact on forest biodiversity and that climate change increases the risk of forest fires. Meanwhile, the existing policies are ineffective in tackling forest fires. Meanwhile, an adaptation strategy to combat forest fires in Indonesia is re-formulating the existing regulations causing forest biophysical changes in tropical forests that can potentially lead to massive forest fires. On the other hand, CBFM is an alternative way of forest fire mitigation and biodiversity protection because it offers greater access to forest resources and preserving them sustainably. However, CBFM needs to be improved by providing field assistants and establishing a special agency or task force. In conclusion, climate change has indirect negative impacts on forest biodiversity in Indonesia, and CBFM is one of the potential mitigation options to tackle forest fires.
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TY - CONF AU - Ardiyanto W Nugroho PY - 2021 DA - 2021/04/10 TI - Community-Based Forest Management in Indonesia as a Forest Fire Mitigation Strategy in the Threat of Climate Change BT - Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies (JSTS-19) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 65 EP - 72 SN - 2468-5747 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/absr.k.210408.011 DO - 10.2991/absr.k.210408.011 ID - Nugroho2021 ER -