IMPLEMENTASI KEBIJAKAN PENGENDALIAN POPULASI BUAYA OLEH DINAS LINGKUNGAN HIDUP KABUPATEN LINGGA
Wildlife in the form of a crocodile in Lingga Regency is one of the predators that often raises itself to the surface of rivers and swamps so that many people become victims of these wild animals. Crocodile in Lingga including estuarine crocodile type or often called the crocodile crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus) where this is the largest type of crocodile in the world. The purpose of this study was to determine the implementation of the crocodile population control policy by the Lingga Regency Environmental Agency. The research method used is descriptive with a qualitative approach. The data analysis technique in this study uses triangulation techniques. In implementing this crocodile population control policy the researchers used 4 indicators from G. Shabbir Cheema and Dennis A. Rondinelli's theories. The results of this study with 9 informants indicated that the environmental conditions of the crocodile shelter were strategic because they were far from residential areas. Judging from the relationship between the organizations implementing the policy has been implemented well but communication to the community is still lacking. In terms of resources, the implementation of this program has been carried out but there is still a lack of experts in handling cases of crocodile population control. Judging from the characteristics and capabilities of the implementing agent, the policy implementers are indeed experts in dealing with crocodiles and there has been training given previously from the agency. The conclusion is that the implementation of the crocodile population control policy in Lingga Regency has not been maximized and there are still many technical and operational constraints faced by the implementers in the field or the implementers of the policies that have not yet fully benefited the community. At the end of this study, it is suggested that if tangible benefits have not been felt by the community, such a program should be reviewed so that it can be actualized properly and provide tangible benefits for the community.