Community perceptions and conceptions of the impact of forest and land fires in Bengkalis Regency, Riau Province

Nurul Yuliana, Jatna Supriatna, Nurul Laksmi Winarni

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Forest and land fires have a very bad impact on the economic, social, health and ecological sectors. Forest and land fires in Bengkalis Regency are influenced by several factors, including human Negligence, and land contour factors, according to BPPT 69.69% of the Bengkalais area is a peat area that is prone to decreasing water levels causing drought. Drought on peatlands triggers forest and land fires in the dry season. This research was conducted to determine the community's perception and conception of the impact of forest and land fires. Primary data and research information were obtained through observation and interviews. The research sample was obtained from 12 villages from 4 sub-districts in Bengkalis Regency, the names of the villages are Bukit Kerikil, Tanjung Leban, Sepahat, Temiang, Bad Bakul, Dompas, Muara Dua, Bandar Jaya, Sumber Jaya, Tasik Serai Barat, East Serai Lake, Cliff Lake. Lemongrass. Respondents who have been interviewed as many as 120 people. Data analysis was done descriptively. From the interviews conducted, it was found that the public perception was quite high. Communities understand that their participation in and monitoring of forest and land use is critical to reducing forest and land fires.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012102
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2021
Event2nd Biennial Conference of Tropical Biodiversity 2021, BCTB 2021 - Makassar City, Indonesia
Duration: 4 Aug 20215 Aug 2021


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