THE ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGY AND THE IMPACT OF COAST COMMUNITY BEHAVIORS TOWARDS MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM IN MORU COAST, IN ALOR REGENCY EAST OF NUSA TENGGARA

  • Sari Hauliah Ahmad Koda Muhammadiyah University of Kupang, KH. Ahmad Dahlan st., No. 17, Kupang, 85111
  • Charly Mutiara Flores University, Samratulangi st., Ende regency, Flores
Keywords: Mangrove Ecosystem, Ecological Analysis, Coast Community Behavior

Abstract

The aim of this research is to analyze ecologically of the mangrove ecosystem in Moru coast in Alor Regency. We use transect quadrant method to get the data of density, frequency, dominance, important value index, and diversity index of mangrove. The coast community behavior that bring positive and negative impacts to the mangrove ecosystem was known by using interview and observing method. The result shows that there are 4 kinds of mangrove in the place. The average of diversity index in each location is less than 3.2, shows that the mangrove forest was in the condition of depressed, that caused by negative behaviors of coast community, i.e., illicit timber, waste disposal in coast area, the manufacturing of irrigation channels, and the conversion from mangrove forest area to cultivation and salt ponds area. Even though, some people also participate in the governmental or non-governmental organization program for planting and conserving mangrove

Published
2018-06-12