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Economic-ecological values of non-tidal swamp ecosystem: case study in Tapin district, Kalimantan, Indonesia


Hamdani, and Imam Hanafi, and Fitrianto, Anwar and Arsyad, Lutfhi Fatah and Setiawan, Budi (2014) Economic-ecological values of non-tidal swamp ecosystem: case study in Tapin district, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Modern Applied Science, 8 (1). pp. 97-103. ISSN 1913-1844; ESSN: 1913-1852


This article would like to describe the economic and ecological benefits, as well as analyzing the total economic value of non-tidal swamps. Non-tidal swamps in the District Tapin are interested to be studied because of the use of non-tidal swamp in this area for people, especially ethnic Banjar since over a hundred years ago. But since 2011 the South Kalimantan local government has set a palm oil plantation development plans (Elaeis guineensis) on the area. Assessment has been conducted with a total valuation approach (total valuation). We found that the ecosystem has economic benefits in the form of functions of water supply for rice paddy (Oryza sativa), timber plants (Melaleca cajuputi), fisheries, Purun plants (Eleocharis dulcis), and functions as a source of domestic water. It has also ecological benefits in the form of biological functions such as: the provision of feed (feeding ground), where fish rearing, timber Galam (nursery ground), and hatchery fish (spawning ground), as storage and recycle of water, and function options (option value) in the form of biodiversity. Based on the results of the assessment are known, the total economic value amounted to 22.7 million per hectare, with the ratio of the economic value of only 7.14% compared to the ecological value of 92.86%. Therefore non-tidal swamps conversion plan into another function not only the loss of economic value (direct benefits) that had been in the swamp enjoy the surrounding community, but also a greater loss in the form of loss of ecological value (indirect benefits).

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute for Mathematical Research
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/mas.v8n1p97
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Swamp; Total valuation; Economic-ecological value
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 02:48
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 06:29
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