Ecotourism development and its effect on alternative livelihoods in the cemara beach of Banyuwangi district
Ervina W Setyaningrum, Zulis Erwanto, Kanthi P Prapti, Mega Yuniartik, Agustina TK Dewi
The potential of Cemara Beach in Banyuwangi Regency not only evergreen plants and turtles, but also there are mangrove plants that have many benefits not only from the ecological side as well as the economic side. The research aimed to determine the strategy for developing ecotourism based on alternative and integrated livelihoods at Cemara Beach. The method in the study is a descriptive method, with data analysis using potential mangrove analysis, and SWOT analysis. The results showed the potential of mangrove forests in the Cemara Banyuwangi Coast Area, found 12 types of mangroves, namely Acanthus ilicifolius L., Derris trifoliata Lour, Avicennia alba, Clerodendron inerme Gaertn, Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora apiculata, Avicennia marina, Excoecaria agallocha L., Cydaisy serrenai, Sesuvium portulacastrum L, Nyepa fruticans, and Pandanus odoratissima. Results of the SWOT analysis formulate: 1) increasing knowledge and technology of the community to create alternative livelihoods based on natural resources; 2) improvement of road access to Cemara Beach and several infrastructure facilities to support the development of Cemara Beach ecotourism; 3) sustainable regulation and management of Cemara Beach ecotourism, based on turtle conservation, mangroves, and cypress; 4) expansion of cypress cover on the beach and mangrove cover.