Law Enforcement Illegal Logging in Perspective of Environmental Sustainability in East Kotawaringin Central of Kalimantan

Joni .


Research on law enforcement of illegal logging in the perspective of environmental sustainability in East Kotawaringin, Central of Kalimantan, conducted by the method of observation and normative juridical and sociological. From this study it was revealed that illegal logging should not be interpreted as illegal logging in the physical sense. Illegal logging is defined as unlawfully forest management in a broad sense. In law enforcement should be progressive.  Act of Number 32 of 2009 on the Protection and Environmental Management should be used as the basis for action. The law includes severe penalties for violators, and manifestly illegal logging causing environmental damage. It so happens because they focused the law enforcement officers against conventional offenses, to catch the perpetrators of illegal logging. Legal efforts made so far, to resolve the illegal logging be taken two ways, namely customs fines and legal process based on Act No. 41 Year 1999 on Forestry. The pro justitia less effective due to several constraints. Of the rule of law, there is still a different understanding of the law among law enforcement officers and the public. This is because provisions on illegal logging is propped / compiled on formalistic legal understanding of the substance of less accommodate the interests of local communities / forest.

Keywords: Law Enforcement, Illegal Logging in East Kotawaringin, Environmental Sustainability

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN (Paper)2224-3240 ISSN (Online)2224-3259

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©