Community forestry from the perspective of communities in Sarawak

Julia Anak Nelson, (2016) Community forestry from the perspective of communities in Sarawak. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

This research was designed to, i) determine the communities' perspective on community forestry from their knowledge, impression and interest, ii) identify the communities' attitudes toward the forest management agencies, iii) identify the challenges of the implementation of community forestry, iv) identify the effects of communities' land ownership, land utilization, house distance to forest and forest products utilization toward the communities' access rights, forest resources and wildlife abundance, and forestry issues and, v) determine the extent of communities' employment in forestry sector and interaction with the forest management agencies. The data were collected using the mixed method through three instruments namely, self-administered questionnaire, involving 204 community members, an interview with the forest officer and document analysis of 17 documents. The results of communities' perspective are on the average level but communities did show their interests to be Involved in community forestry and the communities have indifferent attitudes toward the forest management agencies. The main challenges of community forestry are the conflict between communities on forest land ownership and certain parties' objection due to conflicting views and Interest. The communities' forest dependency has significant effects toward the communities' access rights, forest resources and wildlife abundance, and forestry issues. Lastly, the extent of communities' employment In the forestry sector and Interaction with the forest management agencies are low. Conclusively, the study findings are able to achieve the research objectives and to reflect the Initial problem statements of this study. The proposed model of community forestry in Bau has to include five main elements which are the communities' perspective, attitudes, possible challenges, forest dependency and participation. It is recommended for future study to use different kind of analysis, methods and a larger sampling size to maximize the results of that study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: forestry, forest management, community, attitude, perspective
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 22:35
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 22:35
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17866

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