The Important Role of Nature Conservation for Ecotourism

National Nature Conservation Day is one of the environmental commemoration days in Indonesia. National Nature Conservation Day was established on August 10, 2009. National Nature Conservation Day, commonly abbreviated as HKAN, is a day of remembrance whose aim is to campaign for the importance of nature conservation for people’s welfare. HKAN also has the aim of educating and inviting the public to play an active role in saving natural ecosystems.

The role of nature conservation in the tourism industry is very large. Developments in the tourism sector currently create the concept of developing alternative tourism that is appropriate and actively helps maintain the sustainability of natural use in a sustainable manner by taking into account all aspects of sustainable tourism, namely; community economy, environment, and socio-culture.

Ecotourism is an alternative tourism product that has goals in line with sustainable tourism development, namely the development of tourism that is ecologically feasible to provide benefits that are economically feasible and ethically just, providing social benefits to the community to meet the needs of tourists while still paying attention to the preservation of socio-cultural life. and provide opportunities for present and future generations to utilize and develop them. However, the development of ecotourism cannot be separated from negative impacts such as; waste problems in tourist spots. The impact of the accumulation of garbage in tourist areas is felt by the surrounding environment. Starting from pollution of marine ecosystems, and air pollution, to have a direct impact on human health. If no action is taken to address the waste problem, it will have a negative impact in the future.

Therefore, efforts are needed to reduce the accumulation of waste in tourist attractions to minimize the impact of environmental pollution due to piles of garbage.

Eco Tourism Bali is a social impact business that builds communities for sustainable tourism through Sustainable Verification for Accommodation and F&B Businesses. The goal is to change Bali’s image as a sustainable destination by 2030 and contribute to achieving Climate Neutrality in the hotel and tourism industry by 2050. Eco Tourism Bali facilitates sustainable components and criteria where hoteliers and food and beverage businesses can implement these components and these criteria. One of the benefits of sustainable components and criteria is that business people get information and knowledge about Waste Reduction and Recycling. This can help business people to manage waste properly. Not only that, by managing waste properly in the hotel and restaurant business sector, it can reduce waste that can damage the environment and create sustainable tourism in Bali that supports ecological preservation, nature conservation and provides economic benefits for the community.

Writer: Deska Yunita