Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies (JSTS-19)

Community-Based Forest Management in Indonesia as a Forest Fire Mitigation Strategy in the Threat of Climate Change

Authors
Ardiyanto W Nugroho
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Ardiyanto W Nugroho
Available Online 10 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/absr.k.210408.011How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Community Based Forest Management, Forest fires, Climate change, Mitigation
Abstract
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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies (JSTS-19)
Series
Advances in Biological Sciences Research
Publication Date
10 April 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-362-2
ISSN
2468-5747
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/absr.k.210408.011How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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