LAND USE CHANGE OF MANGROVE FOREST FOR ECO-TOURISM IN THE SOUTH COASTAL, BANGKALAN, EAST JAVA-INDONESIA
Keywords:Land use, Eco-tourism, Mangrove
The dynamic increase in human needs results in land changes in coastal areas, threatening the mangrove ecosystem's existence. The mangrove ecosystem in this area can be managed and developed as an ecotourism area to utilize and protect it. It is important to do this research to integrate mangrove forest management by assessing land change in other surrounding areas as a starting point for the study. This study aims to analyze changes in the use of mangrove land and surrounding land on the southern coast of Bangkalan Regency within ten years and analyze the suitability of mangrove land for eco-tourism as an effort to use and preserve it following urban planning. This study uses multitemporal satellite Landsat 7 ETM+ (in 2009) and Landsat 8 OLI (in 2019). Land change classification using Sthe upervised Classification method with accuracy test using the confusion matrix method. The assessment of eco-tourism potential at the research site uses a matrix of land suitability for mangrove eco-tourism. The analysis of changes in mangrove forest cover on the southern coast of Bangkalan Regency showed a growth of 40.48% from 2009 to 2019. The addition of a mangrove area indicates that the forest area has the potential to be exploited. Based on land suitability analysis, mangrove forests in Langpanggang and Modung have the potential to be developed as eco-tourism areas.