The area of Pamurbaya is approximately 223.8 hectares and MWS itself has 7.8 hectares, which is used mainly for the Eco-tourism.
Mangrove Wonorejo Surabaya (MWS) is one of the mangrove areas within east coast of Surabaya (Pamurbaya). Pamurbaya is a conservation area in Surabaya, comprising 4 districts, namely Mulyorejo, Sukolilo, Rungkut and Gunung Anyar. MWS is part of Rungkut District. The area of Pamurbaya is approximately 223.8 hectares and MWS itself has 7.8 hectares, which is used mainly for the Eco-tourism.
Information retrieved from Murtini, S., Kuspriyanto and Kurniawati, A. (2017). Mangrove area development strategy wonorejo as ecotourism. IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 953 (2018) 012174. in Surabaya
The purpose of field visit is to understand more the management of mangrove area and local livelihood in District Rungkut where MWS is situated. The team research did interview with one of staff in eco-tourism area and found out that MWS is managed by Government agency (i.e. Department of Food Security and Agriculture) with staff and workers from local people living around MWS area. The eco-tourism area possesses jogging track together with plenty of mangrove trees in surrounding area plus some supporting facilities including toilet, parking area and gathering place. MWS has been managed quite well since 2007 after the Government of Surabaya announced its status as a conservation zone.
Information obtained from one of the staff is about managing MWS area in very simple way in the first instance. The staff in one local people who has realized about the conservation and he is also one of the first volunteer working for MWS. At the beginning he was not paid but now he receives adequate salary from the Government agency. In addition, there was nobody (but him) join to manage the mangrove zone, but later some more people join the MWS since the people realize and understand the function and benefits of the mangrove region. In addition to the field visit in MWS area to learn and understand the status and good practice of management, the research/survey team also carried out interview session with the local people who receive profits or benefits because the existence of MWS area.
The occupations of local people are diverse such as food sellers, staff of MWS, boat drivers, mangrove-product sellers, fishermen, and local guides. Almost all interviewees answered that their economic status has been improved by the existence of MWS area. The majority of participants work in the food and beverages activities. Most of the people in Wonorejo have culture pond outside/nearby the mangrove zone managed by the City of Surabaya.