publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Creation of Malaysia’s Royal Belum State Park: A Case Study of Conservation in a Developing Country

Schwabe, KA; Carson, RT; DeShazo, JR; Potts, MD; Reese, AN; Vincent, JR;
Open Access
  • Published: 16 Oct 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
© The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav. The incentives for resource extraction and development make the conservation of biodiversity challenging within tropical forestlands. The 2007 establishment of the Royal Belum State Park in the Malaysian state of Perak offers lessons for creating protected areas in tropical countries where subnational governments are major forestland owners. This article elucidates the social and political forces that influenced Royal Belum’s creation. Those forces included Malaysian conservation groups’ efforts to establish the ecological uniqueness of the site and rally public support to prot...
Subjects
free text keywords: biodiversity conservation, tropical rainforest, protected area, Malaysia, poaching, Development Studies, Government, Politics, Ecotourism, Economics, Environmental protection, Incentive, Economic cost, Land tenure, Natural resource, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business
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