Human and Animals Conflicts: A case study of wildlife roadkill in Malaysia


  • Norhafezah Kasmuri Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Nadirah Nazar Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Abdullah Zawawi Mohd Yazid Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)



human, road construction, wildlife roadkill, mitigation


Conflicts between humans and animals have been a challenge due to rapid urbanization. Most of the forest is cleared to build roads and highway. Thus, animals need to migrate or move for their survival. This paper aims to review wildlife roadkill data from PERHILITAN and arranged it under several groups of species. Here, quantitative analysis of the roadkill data is used to select one species as the primary subject (Malayan Tapir). It has been observed that Malayan Tapir has involved in 68 vehicle collisions with a total loss of RM6.8 million in 5 years. From these results, long-term mitigation measures have been addressed in this study.

Keywords: human; road construction; wildlife roadkill; mitigation

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Author Biographies

Norhafezah Kasmuri, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Nadirah Nazar, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor

Faculty of Civil Engineering


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How to Cite

Kasmuri, N., Nazar, N., & Mohd Yazid, A. Z. (2020). Human and Animals Conflicts: A case study of wildlife roadkill in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 315–322.



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