Ecotourism Based Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Natural Resources and Ecosystems in and around Bukit Larut, Perak
Development of a full project proposal through: (i) in-depth multistakeholder consultations with local farmer and local communities involved in the project; (ii) scoping study on the natural resources in and around Bukit Larut; (iii) checklist of needs and criteria to develop an ecotourism based conservation, sustainable use and management plan of Bukit Larut's biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems; and (iv) networking with government agencies.
Education and Research Association for Consumers Malaysia
Area Of Work:
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity building of the local communities will be enhanced through training workshops that would cover the following: (i) the establishment and management of ecotourism cooperatives; (ii) ecological and hydrological proceses of Bukit Larut; (iii) participatory leadership and community organising skills; (iv) guidelines on the conservation and sustainable use of Bukit Larut's biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems; (v) sustaining the ecotourism cooperative by enhancing the business skills of the local communities; and (vi) capacity building for jungle trekking, bird watching, camping and other ecotourism based activities.
Consultations and activities will include men and women of local communities in and around Taiping and Bukit Larut. Activities will be tailored to meet their specific needs and requirements accordingly, so as to yield maximum benefits to the particpating local communities in line with the objectives of the project.
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