Environmental ecotourism for sustainable development in sekayu recreational forest, Malaysia

Perception from the local communities

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

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Abstract

The paper analyzes the local communities' views towards the ecotourism development. The study identifies the environmental matters regarding sustainable ecotourism development. Both primary and secondary data have been sued in the study to attain the objectives. A total of 40 respondents have been selected to collect the primary data. Purposive sampling technique is using in the study to select the sample size. The study shows that the annual growth rate of domestic and international tourists'arrival at Sekayuwill be reached at 8.2% and 6.9% respectively in 2015. In 2020, the arrival will reach at 9.6% and 8.0%. The ANOVA table shows that F significance value that is 0.000. From the above result, the study accepts the alternative hypothesis that means local people have positive views towards ecotourism development in the study area. The value of correlation coefficients shows the positive correlation among the variables. Ecotourism development in Sekayu has maintained the environmental sustainability and ensured social, economic and environmental benefits for the local people. Ecotourism development in Sekayu must be considering some initiatives- conserving natural resources, providing sustainable harvest, improving local people living quality and livelihood security, maintaining environmental quality and keeping the local environment free from pollution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2553-2557
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Environmental Biology
Volume6
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Sample Size
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Keywords

  • East coast economic region
  • Environmental impact
  • Malaysia
  • Recreational forest
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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