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Environmental impacts of urbanisation on forest reserved areas in Hulu Langat

Asmawi, M. Zainora and Ibrahim, Ainaa Nawwarah (2011) Environmental impacts of urbanisation on forest reserved areas in Hulu Langat. In: International Symposium on Environment and Natural Resource 2011, 15-17 November 2011, Equatorial Hotel Bangi. Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Generally, forests are known to have a wider range of socio-cultural, economic and environmental values. Forests have important roles to play in sustaining many aspects of human dimensions. For instance, these include the use of forests as resources for education and recreation purposes, and also the role of forests in conservation of biological diversity as well as in maintaining global climate. In the latter, there has been much debate and even controversial views, although it is now accepted that forests are important as sinks and sources of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is important in combating global warming. More recently, urbanisation has been identified as environmental stressors (Nowak and Walton, 2005; Shortle J.S., et al. 2005). According to Jamaluddin Md. Jahi (2009) and Hirchman (2003), the exploitation of natural resources and other improperly planned and inadequately controlled development activities often lead to environmental degradation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3126/10813
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr MZainora Asmawi
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 16:08
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 15:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/10813

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