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Asimopoulos, Stamatios, 2016. Human-wildlife conflict mitigation in Peninsular Malaysia : lessons learnt, current views and future directions. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Among the wild animals in peninsular Malaysia tigers and elephants seem to be the most threatened species after the Malaysian rhinoceros which have dwindled to critically low numbers. Agriculture expansion and palm oil production is the main driving force that affects natural habitat of these magnificent mammals bringing people in conflict with wild animals. Human-Wildlife conflicts is not a new phenomenon and tend to occur when wildlife requirements overlap with those of human populations, creating costs to residents and wild animals. Mitigation methods try to minimize these unwilling conflicts which have negative impacts to farmers’ livelihood and animals’ population. Governmental agencies as well as NGOs attempt to organize communities in order to prevent potential problems due to mismanagement of natural resources. In this study, participant observation, interviews with conservation agencies and online survey will attend to show the effectiveness of different methods for HWC mitigation. Collaboration among environmental agencies and communities and education seem to be the best method towards environmental conservation.

Main title:Human-wildlife conflict mitigation in Peninsular Malaysia
Subtitle:lessons learnt, current views and future directions
Authors:Asimopoulos, Stamatios
Supervisor:Bartholdson, Örjan and Clements, Reuben
Examiner:Hansen, Kjell
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:wildlife, wild animals, Malaysia, environmental conservation, agriculture expansion
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Development economics and policies
Nature conservation and land resources
Deposited On:04 Aug 2016 12:56
Metadata Last Modified:04 Aug 2016 12:56

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