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Perceiving the Demographic Profile and the Perception of the Chinese and Malays Visitors to Pulau Kukup National Park

Yaman, Maheran and Nik Abdul Rahman, Nik Ismail Azlan (2010) Perceiving the Demographic Profile and the Perception of the Chinese and Malays Visitors to Pulau Kukup National Park. Working Paper. IIUM. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Pulau Kukup holds the distinction of being one of the largest protected mangrove island in the world. The 647hectare island is uninhabited and covered with mangroves. The mangrove forests here are one of the tallest tidal forests on the coast, with some trees reaching a height of 30m. The south-west side of the island consists of large areas of mudflats – an important food source for birds and other wildlife. A total of 12 species of vertebrate fauna and 23 species of birds – including the lesser adjutant stork – were recorded in the mangroves and mudflats. The wetland also supports such species as the Flying Fox Pteropus vampyrus, Smooth Otter Lutra perspicillata, Bearded Pig Sus barbatus, Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis, Pulau Kukup plays a vital role as one of the world’s most important wetland habitats; it is home to many rare and endangered species. The Johore government has declared Pulau Kukup a national park in 1985 and listed as a Ramsar site, a recognition that are deemed to have international importance and are included in the List of Wetlands of International Importance

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: 2738/13339
Uncontrolled Keywords: mangrove island, wetlands, parks
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr Maheran Yaman
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 18:59
Last Modified: 28 May 2013 18:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13339

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