Nurfitrayana, Sanusi Fattah dan, Anas Iswanto Anwar
Abstract: This study aims to identify the use of mangrove ecosystems, assess economic benefits, and explain the implications of the use of mangrove ecosystems. This research was carried out in the village of Tumbu, Topoyo district, Central Mamuju Regency from September to November 2018. The methods of data collection used were surveys and questionnaires. Samples of fishermen, farmers, and tourists were selected purposively with 89 respondents. To find out the total economic value of mangrove forests, the data were analyzed by summing the value of direct benefits, the value of indirect benefits, the value of selected benefits, and the benefits of the existence of mangrove ecosystems. The results of the analysis show that the local community uses the mangrove area as a place to make a living, as a tourist asset, guarding the island from the brunt of waves, eliminating biodiversity and the place for their children and grandchildren who depend on the future.
Keywords: Economic Valuation, Mangrove Ecosystems