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The effectiveness of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) in safeguarding the environment due to tourism development in coastal areas


Mohd Shariff, Roos Niza (2004) The effectiveness of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) in safeguarding the environment due to tourism development in coastal areas. In: Seminar Sumberjaya Pinggir Pantai dan Pelancongan: Isu dan Cabaran, 20-21 Disember 2004, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, Perak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysia is now experiencing a rapid development of tourism project mushrooming in several tourism spots. The influx numbers of tourist has urged tourism developer to construct development projects. This issue raised concerns among environmentalists regarding its impact on the environment. Therefore, the main focus of this paper is the effectiveness of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EM) in safeguarding the environment due to tourism development in coastal areas. Environmental Impact Assessment (EM) is an enabling piece of legislation for preventing, abating and controlling pollution, and enhancing the environment, or for other related purposes. This paper starts with a brief introduction to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and its role from the legal perspective. Can EIA be used to safeguard these coastal areas from the disruption of coastal areas, which damaged sea heritage like corals, fishes, flora and others related to it? Investigating the barriers to the implementation of the EIA will conclude the paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Dianjurkan oleh Fakulti Pengurusan Pelancongan, Hospitaliti dan Alam Sekitar, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: EM, coastal areadwaters, environment, tourism development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 00:09
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2011 00:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3788

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