Change of forest land use based on conservation policy and practice: a case study in Danum Valley, Malaysia

Normah Abdul Latip and Scofield Roystones Steven and Rahmah Rashid and Rehmat Karim and Mohd Umzarulazijo Umar and Rosazman Hussin and Mohamad Pirdaus Yusoh and Jeannet Stephen and Christina Andin and Nor-Ina Kanyo (2022) Change of forest land use based on conservation policy and practice: a case study in Danum Valley, Malaysia. PLANNING MALAYSIA: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 20. pp. 47-57.

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Southeast Asia’s forest and green areas are undergoing a fast and substantial experienced sudden change, depending on complex area management issues resulting in deforestation, including Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia. The study purposely to determine the land-use pattern at Danum Valley through a geospatial approach. GIS data was collected from government official departments such as the Sabah Forest Department and Urban and Regional Planning Sabah Department. Land-use changes analysis, namely Relative land use percentages and matrix analysis used to understand the changing pattern and current scenario of land use activity at Danum Valley. Preliminary findings indicate a change of forest land use from Class 2 Commercial Forest Reserve into Class 1 Protected Forest Reserve during the three times series within an area of influence near Danum Valley.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Conservation, Danum Valley, GIS
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology > QE1-996.5 Geology > QE1-350.62 General Including geographical divisions
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH1-278.5 Natural history (General) > QH1-(199.5) General Including nature conservation, geographical distribution
Department: INSTITUTE > Borneo Institute for Indigenous Studies
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2023 11:58
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 11:58

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