Indonesia Provincial Spatial Plans on mangroves in era of decentralization: Application of content analysis to 27 provinces and “blue carbon” as overlooked components

Kevin Muhamad Lukman, Jay Mar D. Quevedo, Kaoru Kakinuma, Yuta Uchiyama, Ryo Kohsaka

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Abstract

The salience of mangroves as carbon sinks are being increasingly recognized in terms of “blue carbon.” Their significance at provincial level is critical in the era of decentralization after the reformation period. This study applied a content analysis to 27 Provincial Spatial Plans in Indonesia. The results were categorized into nine clusters. The findings indicated that the cluster prohibited activity was the most frequently mentioned in the context of management and utilization across provinces. This was followed by mangrove’s potential to be utilized as tourism and educational sites, while the aspect of “blue carbon” was largely overlooked. The results indicated the usefulness of Provincial Spatial Plans as a benchmark for the priorities and awareness of lower-level governments concerning mangroves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Forest Research
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 2
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mangrove
  • blue carbon
  • content analysis
  • decentralization
  • spatial plan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry

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