Ecotourism development in recreational forest areas

Md Anowar Hossain Bhuiyan, Chamhuri Siwar, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail, Rabiul Islam

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Problem statement: This study explored the issues and strategies of ecotourism development in recreational forest areas of Malaysia. There are a number of forest recreational areas and reserves. The recreation forests are designated and managed under the forestry department. These recreational areas of scenic beauty comprise about 0.05% of the total forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia. Ecotourism should be set in natural areas with special biological, ecological, or cultural interest. Objective: The aim of this study was to illustrate the potentiality to develop ecotourism in the recreational forests of ECER, especially in Sekayu recreational forest area. Approach: The data for analysis is obtained from the secondary sources. Results: The study showed that there are opportunities and potentialities in the recreational forests of ECER for ecotourism development. These are suitable location, availabilities of recreational forests, attractive natural beauty, pollution free environment, limited natural disaster and infrastructure development. There is some strategiesecological integrity, tourism urbanization, forest tourism development, government role and tour operator initiatives can be followed for ecotourism development in the recreational forests of this region. Conclusion: Appropriate policy, initiative and tourism development activities can be ensured ecotourism development in the recreational forests of Malaysia as well as ECER. In Sekayu, community participation must be increased for the sustainable ecotourism development in the forest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1116-1121
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Appropriate policy
  • Community participation
  • Ecological integrity
  • Ecotourism development
  • Recreational forest areas
  • Recreational forests
  • Tourism development activities
  • Tourism urbanization

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Bhuiyan, M. A. H., Siwar, C., Mohamad Ismail, S., & Islam, R. (2011). Ecotourism development in recreational forest areas. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(11), 1116-1121. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2011.1116.1121

Ecotourism development in recreational forest areas. / Bhuiyan, Md Anowar Hossain; Siwar, Chamhuri; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin; Islam, Rabiul.

In: American Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 11, 2011, p. 1116-1121.

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Bhuiyan, MAH, Siwar, C, Mohamad Ismail, S & Islam, R 2011, 'Ecotourism development in recreational forest areas', American Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 1116-1121. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2011.1116.1121
Bhuiyan, Md Anowar Hossain ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin ; Islam, Rabiul. / Ecotourism development in recreational forest areas. In: American Journal of Applied Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 8, No. 11. pp. 1116-1121.
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