Spatial Adaptation of Protected Area Buffer Zones in Urban Setting: Impact on human and conservation agenda

Authors

  • Che Bon Ahmad
  • Jamalunlaili Abdullah
  • Jasmee Jaafar
  • Ahamad Nazrin Aris Anuar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.683

Abstract

It is considerably challenging task to have a buffer zone (BZ) around protected areas (PA) in the urban area due to the conflict of interest between conservation and development. There is a need for ‘win-win situation’. This research is to identify the impact of a potential buffer zone on human and conservation of natural environment which derived from the stakeholders’ understanding. In-depth interviews with stakeholders of the PA and their surroundings were carried out. The findings suggested that a ‘dual purpose’ BZ – environmental conservation and socio-economic benefits are suitable for the FRIM area.

Keywords:; Buffer Zone Concept; Protected Areas; Urban Setting; FRIM, Malaysia

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Pub lishing 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.

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Published

2017-03-18

How to Cite

Ahmad, C. B., Abdullah, J., Jaafar, J., & Anuar, A. N. A. (2017). Spatial Adaptation of Protected Area Buffer Zones in Urban Setting: Impact on human and conservation agenda. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 65-69. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.683

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Community Environment / Social Psychology

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