Preliminary ecological input assessment and EIA for coastal resort development in Malaysia

Vun, Leong Wan and A. Latiff, (1999) Preliminary ecological input assessment and EIA for coastal resort development in Malaysia. Impact assessment and project appraisal, 17 (2). pp. 133-140. ISSN 1461-5517

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Abstract

In Malaysia, en vironmen ta1 impact assessment (EIA) has been mandatory since 1988 in 19 prescribed activities. This study explores the quality of ecological input in EZA reports for coastal resort development in Peninsular Malaysia. The majority over-relied on descriptive and subjective methods, and gave details that are not site-spectfic 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 quanttfy 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental Impact assessment; ecological impact; Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 07:03
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 07:03
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/21576

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