Forest management for eco-tourism: understanding the community perspective of co-management

Zainah Othman, and Ahmad Fariz Mohamed, and Abdul Samad Hadi, and Shaharuddin Ismail, (2017) Forest management for eco-tourism: understanding the community perspective of co-management. International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation, 5(SI) (1). pp. 75-79. ISSN 2289-1706


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Forest management for eco-tourism needs to emphasis on the participation of the community to ensure that eco-tourism products remain sustainable. Without active involvement by the community, eco-tourism products face the risk of being destroyed by the ravages of overzealous economic development activities. Of paramount importance is the need for a balance of economic development and sustainable forest management. The forest inhabitants and the community need to be in symbiotic relations in order to survive in the forest. This study seeks to understand the community perspectives in co-managing the eco-tourism forest in RBFRSP. For that reason, three community representatives, including two Penghulu and a Tok Batin were interviewed to seek their perspectives on co-management. The results, in a nutshell, indicate that the community is not ready for co-management.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Forest management; Community participation; Eco-tourism; Co-management
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:12428
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:07 Dec 2018 06:34
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 23:15

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