Economic Value of Mangrove Forest Ecosystem Damage in Ambon Baguala District Ambon Maluku Indonesia

Revalda Amanda Yacoba Bribka Salakory, Nuddin Harahab, Bagyo Yanuwiadi

Abstract


Abstract

This study aims to (1) analyze the level of damage and (2) estimate the economic value of mangrove forest ecosystem damage in Teluk Ambon Baguala District. This research is a quantitative research. Data were collected through interviews, documentation, and observation. Method analysis employed was Vegetation Index or NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) and economic valuation of damage impact. Mangrove forests in Teluk Ambon Baguala district on 2015 are categorized ‘not damaged’ (17.24 Ha) and ‘lightly damaged’ (34.76 Ha). Overall, the economic value of ecosystem services lost due to mangrove forest destruction in Teluk Ambon Baguala district is Rp. 3.808.594.100 per year, with the following description: Negeri Passo for Rp. 3,765,838,300 per year, Negeri Lama Village for Rp. 945.627.800 per year and Nania Village for Rp. 650,750,400 per year.

Keyword: Damage, Economic value, Ecosystem, Mangrove forest


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