STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT OF CONSERVATION IN LOWER KINABATANGAN SABAH

Marcela Pimid, Normah Abdul Latip, Azizan Marzuki, Mohd Umzarulazijo Umar, Kumara Thevan Krishnan
2020 PLANNING MALAYSIA JOURNAL  
Effective conservation measures are essential to protect nature and wildlife which act as flagship attraction for ecotourism to flourish. The study focuses on conservation management of natural forests and wildlife by multiple stakeholders in Lower Kinabatangan Sabah. Rare and endangered wildlife species is the main attraction for ecotourism development in this area. The study employed a mixed method research by integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches. Analyses revealed
more » ... findings whereby local indigenous communities were unaware about progress of established Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and thereby requested for enhancing current conservation management. However, other stakeholders reported that the sanctuary fulfilled its objectives. The study further proposed solutions to improve current conservation by considering the viewpoints of all stakeholders involved in conservation initiatives in the Lower Kinabatangan Sabah.
doi:10.21837/pm.v18i13.776 fatcat:4vf6pq2krbgddjoie6tbw7tkyu