The Event of Forest Fire in Indonesia in the Perfective Environmental Ethics Anthropocentrism

Suharto -, Kamaruddin Eddiwan, Husni Thamrin


This study aims to analyze forest fires in Indonesia in terms of anthropocentric environmental ethics perspectives. The method used is the method of observation, and the primary data can be by interviewing the people who live in the location of forest fires in Riau province, and the perpetrators of illegal logging, and companies that use the forest. While the secondary data obtained from statistical data, and from the Riau provincial government, and then the data is analyzed descriptively. In the perspective of the environmental ethics of anthropocentrism, the forest is an invaluable resource (biodiversity as a source of germplasm, timber and non-timber forest products, the water regulator, flood prevention and erosion and soil fertility) whose utilization and protection should be regulated accordingly with relevant and applicable laws and government regulations. Events of forest fires are one form of human action that is contrary to the principles of environmental ethics, resulting in large casualties and losses. In fact, in anthropocentrism more emphasis on the human interest that has led to human behaviour that tends to damage nature.

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