Redin, A. Hakim, Aminudin Afandhi
Baning Forest became a Nature Park since June 14th 1999, Baning Nature Tourist Park area is functioned based on block and utilized to support nature conservation, tourism, research and education, it also has a potential in the developing an attractive destination for ecotourism in Sintang. The development of Baning Nature Tourist Park as the natural area cannot be separated from the intervention of Regional Government, especially regional autonomy. This study was limited by two research problems; how does the local government be responsible for the development and what are the obstacles faced by the Local Government in developing Baning Nature Tourist Park as natural area in Sintang? This research used the empirical legal studies as the main approach. Specification of this research was descriptive legal study which used primary data as main data. The research result obtained was the responsibility in the development of Baning Nature Tourist Park as the Nature Tourism Area in Sintang which covered the improvement of accessibility and infrastructure of Baning Nature Tourist Park as a tourism destination. The local government efforts are developing the infrastructure, facilities and infrastructure, promotion and also protecting the area that is as a tourist attraction. The obstacle encountered by the Local Government is that the Local Government should be aware and wise in developing the Baning Nature Tourist Park as a tourism destination in order not to damage the ecosystem in it since Baning Forest belongs to an Ecotourism Park.