A comparison of local community sustainability of livelihood: A case study in Redang and Tioman Islands, Malaysia

Norlida Hanim Mohd Salleh, Redzuan Othman, Tamat Sarmidi, Zaimah Darawi

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Abstract

In order to conserve and protect marine life, the Government of Malaysia has gazetted a total of 40 islands as marine parks. All activities that disrupt the stability of the marine eco-system are prohibited. This includes fishing which is the main occupation of communities on these islands. This policy had negatively affected the livelihood of the communities. This research analyzes and compares the case of communities of Pulau Tioman (TIMP) and Pulau Redang Marine Parks (PRMP). The analysis on livelihood sustainability is based on the perceptions of locals after the islands have been gazetted as marine parks. The five standard of living indicators which are human, physical, natural/environment, social, finance as well as threats/ uncertainties towards socio-economic changes were analyzed. The results show that in general, both the livelihood of both communities are satisfied in terms of human, physical and social assets. However, they lack satisfaction on the financial and natural/environmental aspects. The education element also needs to be addressed as there are still school dropouts among the children of these island communities. Nonetheless, the locals are still safe from socio-economic threats/uncertainties and disease outbreaks/disasters. In comparing the RIMP and TIMP, it is found that the TIMP community has better sustainable livelihood than that of the RIMP locals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPBITM 2011 - Proceedings2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management
Pages144-148
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management, APBITM 2011 - Dalian
Duration: 10 Jul 201112 Jul 2011

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Other2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management, APBITM 2011
CityDalian
Period10/7/1112/7/11

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Sustainable development
Economics
Finance
Disasters
Education
Sustainability
Malaysia
Livelihoods
Local communities
Uncertainty
Socio-economics
Threat

Keywords

  • Pulau Redang Marine Park
  • Pulau Tioman Marine Park
  • sustainability indicators
  • sustainable livelihood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Mohd Salleh, N. H., Othman, R., Sarmidi, T., & Darawi, Z. (2011). A comparison of local community sustainability of livelihood: A case study in Redang and Tioman Islands, Malaysia. In APBITM 2011 - Proceedings2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management (pp. 144-148). [5996310] https://doi.org/10.1109/APBITM.2011.5996310

A comparison of local community sustainability of livelihood : A case study in Redang and Tioman Islands, Malaysia. / Mohd Salleh, Norlida Hanim; Othman, Redzuan; Sarmidi, Tamat; Darawi, Zaimah.

APBITM 2011 - Proceedings2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management. 2011. p. 144-148 5996310.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd Salleh, NH, Othman, R, Sarmidi, T & Darawi, Z 2011, A comparison of local community sustainability of livelihood: A case study in Redang and Tioman Islands, Malaysia. in APBITM 2011 - Proceedings2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management., 5996310, pp. 144-148, 2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management, APBITM 2011, Dalian, 10/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/APBITM.2011.5996310
Mohd Salleh NH, Othman R, Sarmidi T, Darawi Z. A comparison of local community sustainability of livelihood: A case study in Redang and Tioman Islands, Malaysia. In APBITM 2011 - Proceedings2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management. 2011. p. 144-148. 5996310 https://doi.org/10.1109/APBITM.2011.5996310
Mohd Salleh, Norlida Hanim ; Othman, Redzuan ; Sarmidi, Tamat ; Darawi, Zaimah. / A comparison of local community sustainability of livelihood : A case study in Redang and Tioman Islands, Malaysia. APBITM 2011 - Proceedings2011 IEEE International Summer Conference of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management. 2011. pp. 144-148
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