General Theoretical Impact Model to Ensure the Safety and Management of Mammals During Dam Development

Nazron Nur Syuhada, M. I. NurAmalina, M. N. NurulAdyla, M. S. Aisah, A. R. Siti Nur Hajar, R. Nadine, Md Nor Shukor

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Abstract

The rising demand for electricity has pushed at the boundaries of forest reserves to make way for hydroelectric dams, particularly in Malaysia, a country with a rapidly growing socioeconomic sector. Hydroelectric dams reduce forest habitats and displace animals, particularly small and medium-sized mammals, which are often overlooked. A study was conducted in the area of the Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Project (HTHEP), Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, in which animals that were observed, trapped, removed and rescued were used to generate a general theoretical impact model for the safety and management of such mammals during dam development. Traps were placed in the inundation area during the pre-construction, construction and inundation phases of the HTHEP. Various stages of forest destruction, such as selective logging, rapid logging and inundation that occurred during the dam development resulted in changing species compositions. A total of 38 species were recorded during the pre-construction phase, followed by 23 species during construction and 30 species during the inundation phase. The abundance of small and medium-sized mammals increased during the construction phase due to the invasive Rattus spp. (house and wood rats), while species numbers decreased due to rapid logging. The number of species rescued increased rapidly during the inundation phase as the animals became trapped in patches of forest. The general theoretical impact model generated can be used to assist in conservation and environmental management efforts to ensure the future sustainability of dam development projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Resources Development and Management
PublisherSpringer
Pages488-499
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameWater Resources Development and Management
ISSN (Print)1614-810X
ISSN (Electronic)2198-316X

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Dams
mammal
dam
safety
Animals
animal
Environmental management
selective logging
conservation management
Rats
Sustainable development
Conservation
Wood
development project
Electricity
environmental management
electricity
sustainability
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Conservation
  • Hydroelectric dams
  • Rescue programme
  • Small and medium mammal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Nur Syuhada, N., NurAmalina, M. I., NurulAdyla, M. N., Aisah, M. S., Siti Nur Hajar, A. R., Nadine, R., & Shukor, M. N. (2020). General Theoretical Impact Model to Ensure the Safety and Management of Mammals During Dam Development. In Water Resources Development and Management (pp. 488-499). (Water Resources Development and Management). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1971-0_49

General Theoretical Impact Model to Ensure the Safety and Management of Mammals During Dam Development. / Nur Syuhada, Nazron; NurAmalina, M. I.; NurulAdyla, M. N.; Aisah, M. S.; Siti Nur Hajar, A. R.; Nadine, R.; Shukor, Md Nor.

Water Resources Development and Management. Springer, 2020. p. 488-499 (Water Resources Development and Management).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Nur Syuhada, N, NurAmalina, MI, NurulAdyla, MN, Aisah, MS, Siti Nur Hajar, AR, Nadine, R & Shukor, MN 2020, General Theoretical Impact Model to Ensure the Safety and Management of Mammals During Dam Development. in Water Resources Development and Management. Water Resources Development and Management, Springer, pp. 488-499. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1971-0_49
Nur Syuhada N, NurAmalina MI, NurulAdyla MN, Aisah MS, Siti Nur Hajar AR, Nadine R et al. General Theoretical Impact Model to Ensure the Safety and Management of Mammals During Dam Development. In Water Resources Development and Management. Springer. 2020. p. 488-499. (Water Resources Development and Management). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1971-0_49
Nur Syuhada, Nazron ; NurAmalina, M. I. ; NurulAdyla, M. N. ; Aisah, M. S. ; Siti Nur Hajar, A. R. ; Nadine, R. ; Shukor, Md Nor. / General Theoretical Impact Model to Ensure the Safety and Management of Mammals During Dam Development. Water Resources Development and Management. Springer, 2020. pp. 488-499 (Water Resources Development and Management).
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