Next Article in Journal
Cultural Ecosystem Services of Geodiversity: A Case Study from Stránská skála (Brno, Czech Republic)
Previous Article in Journal
Emerging Patterns of Mountain Tourism in a Dynamic Landscape: Insights from Kamikochi Valley in Japan
Open AccessArticle

Natural Resource Conservation Based on Community Economic Empowerment: Perspectives on Watershed Management and Slum Settlements in Makassar City, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

1
Departement of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Bosowa University, Makassar 90231, Indonesia
2
Departement Urban Ecology, Bosowa University, Makassar 90231, Indonesia
3
Departement of Economic, STIM Lasharan Jaya, Makassar 90231, Indonesia
4
Departement of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, University Muhammadiyah, Bulukumba 92511, Indonesia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Land 2020, 9(4), 104; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9040104
Received: 24 February 2020 / Revised: 27 March 2020 / Accepted: 28 March 2020 / Published: 30 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Landscape Ecology)
The purpose of this study is to analyze the influence of slum development, community poverty, and community behavior on environmental degradation in the Tallo river basin in Makassar City and to analyze the effects of natural resource conservation, economic empowerment, community capacity building on the productivity of economic enterprises and ecosystem-based sustainability. This study uses a qualitative-quantitative approach in sequence. Data were obtained through observation, surveys, and documentation. The research findings show that slums, poverty, and community behavior have a significant effect on the decline in the environmental quality of the Tallo river basin in Makassar City, with a coefficient of determination of 32.2%. The results showed that the conservation of natural resources, economic empowerment, and community capacity building were positively correlated to increasing the productivity of community economic enterprises and the sustainability of watershed ecosystems. The assertion is that watershed conservation, integrated with economic empowerment, contributes positively to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. This study offers the concept of conservation of natural resources based on community economic empowerment as a solution to the handling of slums for the case of metropolitan cities in Indonesia, to support metropolitan city development programs nationally. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural resource conservation; slums; economic empowerment; economic growth; sustainable development natural resource conservation; slums; economic empowerment; economic growth; sustainable development
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Surya, B.; Syafri, S.; Sahban, H.; Sakti, H.H. Natural Resource Conservation Based on Community Economic Empowerment: Perspectives on Watershed Management and Slum Settlements in Makassar City, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Land 2020, 9, 104.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop