Improving National Park Management in Malaysia: Towards greater community participation

Authors

  • Ahmad Naqiyuddin Baka 1 Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies (FSPPP), UiTM Shah Alam, 40450, Selangor, Malaysia 2 Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS), UiTM, Shah Alam, 40450, Selangor, Malaysia 3Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, UiTM, Shah Alam, 40450 Selangor, Malaysia
  • Saunah Zainon Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Johor Branch, Segamat Campus, 85000, Johor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2943

Keywords:

Bio-diversity; National Parks; Protected Areas; environment

Abstract

The study evaluates the wider impacts of a national park within the scope of an integrated environmental hub at the global and local level covering, first, divulges concepts relating to the current governance approach to national park management; second, empirical review in lieu with effective management of protected areas demonstrated by co-management and community-based management approach, third, a brief look at two referral case studies, ie.  Zagatala-Balakan Biosphere Reserves, Azerbaijan and Comana Natural Park, Romania; and fourth, addressing the efficiency use of local resources associated to those areas.  Finally, evaluation on the way and strategy forward for country’s intention to gauge on the potentials of National Park.

Keywords: Bio-diversity; National Parks; Protected Areas; environment

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. 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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). 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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2943

Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Baka, A. N. ., & Zainon, S. . (2021). Improving National Park Management in Malaysia: Towards greater community participation. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI5), 151-156. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2943