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Ecological conservation through COREMAP program governance perspectives in empowering coastal communities in Bahari village

La Didi (Department of Administrative Science, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia)

International Journal of Public Leadership

ISSN: 2056-4929

Article publication date: 5 January 2021

Issue publication date: 12 April 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to reviewing community empowerment in ecological conservation through the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program (COREMAP). This research is under a governance perspective, namely transparency, accountability and community participation in Bahari Village, South Buton District, Indonesia.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected in three ways: they are interviews, observation and documentation. Data were analyzed using qualitative descriptive methods.

Findings

The empowerment of coastal village communities through the COREMAP program is not fully managed properly referring to the principles of transparency, accountability and participatory. In addition, the role of stakeholders is not maximal, where the government and the companion are not able to provide solutions to the problem of community empowerment while the apathetic community in the implementation of empowerment program. So that empowerment does not fully have a positive impact on coastal communities. While the sustainability of the empowerment program is threatened with failure, which has an impact on COREMAP's environmental damage and coastal communities.

Originality/value

The originality of this research is that the study was conducted on coastal communities in ecological conservation through the COREMAP program in Bahari Village, South Buton Regency.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank those who were involved in the preparation of this paper, namely A Yuli Andi Gani, Andy Fefta Wijaya, Lely Indah Mindarti (faculty of administrative science, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia).

Citation

Didi, L. (2021), "Ecological conservation through COREMAP program governance perspectives in empowering coastal communities in Bahari village", International Journal of Public Leadership, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 160-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPL-05-2020-0031

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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