Strategi Pemanfataan Lahan Gambut Berkelanjutan di Areal Ex PLG Kalimantan Tengah (The Utilization Strategis Of Sustainability Peatlands In Ex PLG Areas, Central Kalimantan)
Yeny, S.P., M.Sc., Irma, Endang Karlina, Raden Garsetiasih, Renny Sawitri

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Peatlands play a major role for mitigating greenhouse gases, regulating water management, conserving habitat for wildlife species, and economically providing various non-timber forest products. However, some of these peatlands have been degraded, such as peatlands in the ex PLG area of Central Kalimantan. On the other hand, the need for agricultural land to improve the community's economy encourages the use of peatlands as agricultural areas. The utilization of peatlands has pros and cons due to the failure of previous management. This study aims to identify internal and external factors to formulate strategies for sustainable use of ex-PLG peatlands in Central Kalimantan. Data collection was conducted using a survey method with interview techniques with the help of a questionnaire. The analytical method used wass SWOT analysis. The results showed that the calculation of internal factors (strengths and weaknesses) and external factors (opportunities and threats) resulted in the coordinates of the Cartesian diagram located at (0.42; -0.26). The coordinates are in quadrant II, which is a strategy that used the strength factors and minimized the threats threat factor. The formulation of strategies that can be carried out are: (1) adoption of local wisdom in peat management, (2) spatial arrangement in the use of peatlands for multi-sectoral purposes, and (3) control of illegal hunting and wildlife conflicts.

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