Preliminary ecological input assessment and environmental impact assessment for coastal resort development in Malaysia

L. W. Vun, A. Latiff

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    Abstract

    In Malaysia, environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been mandatory since 1988 in 19 prescribed activities. This study explores the quality of ecological input in EIA reports for coastal resort development in Peninsular Malaysia. The majority over-relied on descriptive and subjective methods, and gave details that are not site-specific or current. In describing the existing environment, there is a bias towards sampling easily surveyed groups such as terrestrial fauna and flora. Many failed to provide data adequate for predicting potential ecological impacts, and none attempted to quantify the impacts. Proposed mitigating measures often lack prescriptive detail. Possible residual impacts are only addressed in passing. Overall, reports were lacking considerably in ecological vigour.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-140
    Number of pages8
    JournalImpact Assessment and Project Appraisal
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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    Keywords

    • Ecological impact
    • Environmental impact assessment
    • Malaysia

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    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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    Preliminary ecological input assessment and environmental impact assessment for coastal resort development in Malaysia. / Vun, L. W.; Latiff, A.

    In: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1999, p. 133-140.

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