Mangrove ecotourism aims to improve social welfare. However, there has been no welfare analysis from an Islamic perspective yet. This paper aims to determine the impact of Wonorejo Surabaya Mangrove Ecotourism on social welfare, from the perspective of Maqasid al-Sharia. Wonorejo Surabaya mangrove is a well-preserved forest area. There are many unexplored potentials in the area, particularly its micro-economic and ecotourism aspects. These two require development to empower the locals. Therefore, the area has great potential for development as an alternative tourist destination in Surabaya, to improve the living standard of Wonorejo Surabaya locals. The development of mangrove ecotourism will add value, by increasing locals' economic potential and creating a new tourism icon in Surabaya.However, the city government should help provide facilities and infrastructure, empower the locals, and most importantly, introduce and promote the area as a tourist destination.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|