Dampak dari kebakaran hutan TNBTS bukan hanya kerusakan hutan, tapi juga banjir pada musim hujan karena hutan gundul. Penyebab utama diklaim karena faktor alam, namun pihak taman nasional dan instansi terkait juga mencatat ada faktor manusia.
Titik Kartitiani is a freelance journalist based in East Java who writes about the environment, culture, design, and fashion. She became a journalist in 2003 for the flora and fauna magazine, Flona a publication by the Kompas Gramedia Group. She is currently contributing and a photojournalist for various media including Ekuatorial, National Geographic Indonesia, Intisari, and Reuters. Titik has also written and published several books, including Rimbang Baling (WWF), Forclime Program (Forest and Climate Change Program)-GIZ, 32 Years of the Tuban Block (Pertamina), and Encyclopedia of the Outer Islands of the Archipelago.