Sustainable ecotourism development in Sekayu Recreational Forest and Lake Kenyir in Terengganu, Malaysia

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Sustainable ecotourism emphasizes on the natural and cultural integrity, sustainability, educational activity, contributes to local community and preserving the conservation and environment. Sekayu Recreational Forest and Lake Kenyir in Terengganu have been identified as potential ecotourism sites for their natural beauties, recreational facilities and tourism activities. The present study analyses the potentials of ecotourism development in Sekayu and Kenyir from the perception of local communities. Non-probability convenience sampling design with purposive techniques was used to collect the survey data from the respondents through structured questionnaire. The number of tourists arrival increase year by year in the study areas. The respondents felt that ecotourism ensure sustainable development in terms of social, economic and environmentally in the study areas. There was also positive attitude of local communities towards ecotourism development for the dimensions of preservation of cultural tradition, sustainable community development and ecotourism planning and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Forester
Volume78
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Ecotourism
  • Lake Kenyir
  • Malaysia
  • Sekayu Recreational Forest
  • Terengganu

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry

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