The study on the importance of ecotourism for local community empowerment in the Kelantan Delta Area, Kelantan, Malaysia

Dony Adriansyah Nazaruddin, and Kuvinn Mallar Armugan, (2012) The study on the importance of ecotourism for local community empowerment in the Kelantan Delta Area, Kelantan, Malaysia. In: 3rd International Seminar on Poverty Eradication (RENPER), Universitas Bengkulu (UNIB), 14 - 19 Okt 2012. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A study on the importance of ecotourism for local community empowerment has been conducted in the Kelantan Delta area, Kelantan, Malaysia. This delta is famous for its mangrove forest and its natural beauty as the habitat of some natural resources. The delta was studied, firstly, to identify the potentials and suitability of the delta for ecotourism destination;secondly, to determine the main factor and other factors which would support and enhance the quality of the area for ecotourism purpose; and thirdly, to evaluate the contribution of the area for the local community empowerment. Field observation was carried out in some islands of the delta to see the physical features of the area. Others methods were also used in this study, such as interview with the locals, survey/questionnaire to the public and tourists. The study clearly defines that the delta has good potentials and suitability to be promoted as a model for ecotourism site in Kelantan. The study also shows that the mangrove forest is the main attraction of the delta, but recommends other complimentary and supporting attactions as the added values to the area. This area is also seen to be able contribute for local community empowerment especially in creating economic opportunities to reduce the poverty of local community empowerment especially in creating economic opportunities to reduce the poverty of local community

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Ecotourism - Local community empowerment - The Kelantan Delta - Poverty
Faculty: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 20 May 2013 03:13
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 04:14
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/1580

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