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A case study on public participation for the conservation of a tropical of a tropical urban river.

Ming, Huey Chun and Sulaiman, Wan Nor Azmin and Abu Samah, Mohd Armi and UNSPECIFIED (2012) A case study on public participation for the conservation of a tropical of a tropical urban river. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 21 (4). pp. 821-829. ISSN 2083-5906 E-ISSN 1230-1485

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Population pressure and land use activities in urban areas are deteriorating the health of ecologically rich tropical rivers. Despite various programs and enforcement carried out by government agencies, most river conservation projects are not sustained according to the expected objectives. Much of the blame is due to lack of public environmental awareness and participation. However, there is a lack of adequate local field data to explain this scenario. This case study was specifically conducted to evaluate the local public perception and willingness to participate on a river conservation project of an urbanized Temiang River watershed located in Peninsular Malaysia. This survey was carried out on 200 randomly selected respondents. Contrary to blame, results indicated that awareness was not the major issue; instead, it is their voluntary involvement in protecting the river. Overall, the respondents show a high willingness to be involved in the conservation program. However, factors of age, educational background, gender, income level, marital status, and residential locations determine the level of their willingness to participate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7301/74198
Uncontrolled Keywords: tropical urban river
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Armi Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 13:58
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 13:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74198

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