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Wetland management of Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Malaysia

Asmawi, M.Zainora and Abdul Aziz, Zainul Ariffin and Abdulaziz, Hassan (2009) Wetland management of Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Malaysia. In: International Seminar on Wetlands and Sustainability 2009, 26-28 June 2009, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Abstract

Malaysia is a country blessed with wetlands of various sizes, types and functions. They are economically, socially, culturally and recreationally significant. Wetlands management in Malaysia has advanced from the traditional approach to modern one with strong support of governmental and nongovernmental organisations, legislation, and sophisticated technologies. Wetland is associated with values; among them are hydrological functions such as flood protection, maintenance of stream flow, recharging ground water. It serves as recreational area, habitats for both flora and fauna, and also promotes educational and research grounds. The study area, i.e. Kuala Selangor Nature Park is among the wetlands of significant role. Questionnaire survey was conducted on 100 respondents, asking their opinion on the aspect of wetland management of the site. Study indicated that relatively local visitors acknowledged the importance of wetland though they felt that government should enforce relevant legislation pertaining to wetland more seriously. Moreover, respondents thought that legislation can be used as a means to manage wetlands. In addition, there is a need to sustain the natural environment due to its combined effects as well as its relevancy towards sustaining the natural setting, so that man will continue enjoying the beautiful contributions of the natural environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3126/3336, Proceedings of JSPS-VCC Core University Program (International Seminar on Wetlands and Sustainability 2009).
Uncontrolled Keywords: wetland management, Kuala Selangor Nature Park, local visitors, legislation.
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: 06 Oct 2011 11:08
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2013 09:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3336

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