Dissertation : Sustainability Analysis of Community Forest Management in Protected Area: case study at Kuningan District, West Java Province

Alan Purbawiyatna, Hariadi Kartodihardjo, Hadi S. Alikodra, Lilik B. Prasetyo

Abstract

Community forest at Kuningan district, West Java province, shown its forest cover improvement at average of 5,86% during 2003-2009. This forest potentially serves as protected area outside state forest in land use plan of Kuningan district. The forestland status is private property whereas for the owner serves as production forest.  The aim of this research is to assess performance of that community forest management using set of criteria and indicators for sustainable community-based forest management developed by the Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute/LEI (2002). The result shows that management practiced fail to fulfill the standard. Nevertheless private property rights of forest land status enabled the owner to invest in forest development for economic benefit, which public perceived has provide a positive impact for environmental services. Lack of technical capacity in forest management and institutional management need to be improved to enable the owner gain economic benefit while provide environmental services for public.

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