Legal Protection Towards Endagered Oragutan (Pongo Pygmaeus) In A Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Achmad Adi Surya Guntur S., I Nyomah Nurjaya, Rachmad Safa’at, Bambang Sugiri


Indonesia is famous for its rich flora and fauna. As a society of Indonesia, it is obligatory to protect and preserve the flora and fauna. Yet, today, there are rampant illegal clearing and burning of forests that make the flora and fauna dropped dramatically in number, one example is the case of endangered orangutans in Kalimantan. The government has sought to preserve the endangered species by establishing an animal conservation area. But the existence of animal protection areas did not succeed in preserving the habitat precisely which even from year to year orangutans are moving towards extinction. This is because the construction of law in legal protection for endangered Orangutan (pongo pygmaeus) in its management contains conflict of norm with the management of sustainable natural resources. The management of endangered orangutan (pongo pygmaeus) is incompatible with the principle of regional autonomy. Based on the various legal issues, the government must move rapidly in protecting endangered species in a sustainable manner. The results of the study indicate that the urgency of legal protection against endangered orangutan (pongo pygmaeus) in the management of sustainable natural resources is by legal Protection in the management of Natural Resources and Environment in a Sustainable Development, policy on the conversion of Forest Area and Approach of Forest Management System With regard to the Conversion of Forest Area into Plantation Land. When the three urgencies of legal protection are achieved and performed optimally, the legal protection of endangered orangutan species (pongo pygmaeus) in the management of sustainable natural resources in the future can be done by the Change of Natural Resource Management Policy, Legal Protection of Natural Resources and Environment through the Implementation Autonomy of Local Government and Construction of Local Government, Bureaucracy to optimize sustainable management of natural resources and environment.

Keywords: Endangered species, Orangutan (pongo pygmaeus), legal protection, urgence, Management of natural resources.

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