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Impact of coastal development on mangrove distribution in Kuantan, Pahang

Saad, Shahbudin and Ahmad, Zuhairi and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal (2009) Impact of coastal development on mangrove distribution in Kuantan, Pahang. In: JSPS-VCC Core University Program International Seminar on Wetland and Sustainability , 26 - 28 June 2009, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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The mangrove ecosystem is one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. In Malaysia, mangroves cover about 52% of the total length of the Malaysian coastline. Kuantan is situated at the east-coast of Peninsular Malaysia, covering 2159.90 ha of mangroves which consist of 11 species and dominated by Sonneratia alba and Rhizophora mucronata. The massive development activities at Kuantan have given enormous pressure to the residential and industry purposes, followed by aquaculture and other related activities. In order to ensure the survivability of mangroves and sustainable coastal zone development, a continuous monitoring of mangroves over time period is essential. Based on the above perspective, a study has been conducted by using Landsat-5 TM data of Kuantan mangroves for the past 20 years. The study reveals that the total area of mangroves at Kuantan in 1989 was 2885.60 ha. Besides, the periodic supervised classification has shown that mangroves have been degraded more than 725.70 ha. Thus, the rapid development in Kuantan especially along the coast and riverbank areas could be alarming and major threats for the sustainable development of mangroves in Kuantan estuary.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 5605/13205
Uncontrolled Keywords: mangroves, coastal development, remote sensing, mangrove degradation
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Najibah Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 10:31
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 12:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13205

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