Ecotourism Promotes Conservation Activity at Tourism Destinations: A case study at Limestone Forest, Langkawi

Authors

  • Abu Ali Department of Industrial Design, FSSR, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Siti Salwa Isa Department of Industrial Design, FSSR, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Siti Suriawati Isa Department of Recreation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Husba Isa Department of Recreation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3047

Keywords:

ecotourism, conservation, limestone forest, Langkawi

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the role of ecotourism activities and programs in promoting the conservation and protection of the limestone forest at tourism destinations in Langkawi. University students from Malaysia and Australia collaborated in this case study to gather data on the applicability of using ecotourism as a tool for conservation activities in Langkawi. Three field trips were undertaken to the Langkawi limestone forests, where researchers employed onsite observation and face to face interviews with 30 stakeholders from multiple backgrounds. The result indicated that through hands-on experience, ecotourism promotes the conservation and protection of the limestone forest.

Keywords: ecotourism, conservation, limestone forest, Langkawi

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., U.K. 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.v6iSI6.3047

Published

2021-10-19

How to Cite

Ali , A. ., Isa , S. S., Isa , S. S., & Isa , M. H. . (2021). Ecotourism Promotes Conservation Activity at Tourism Destinations: A case study at Limestone Forest, Langkawi . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI6). https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3047