INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: CASE STUDY OF MANGROVE AREA IN KUALA GULA, PERAK

Salina Nor Azam, Tanot Unjah

Abstract

This paper attempts to identify and explicate sustainability approach through innovative management of natural resources that is able to create balance between conservation and utilization of natural resources. Innovative management of natural resources is related to the act of bringing changes or an introduction to a novelty idea for achieving organisational goal which involves organising people, finances and resources, training, controlling, monitoring, and sanctioning. The study focuses on the mangrove ecosystem, one of the most sensitive natural resources in the country, which has been successfully managed by the government through top down approach. Data was gathered through content analysis and interviews with several key persons from the study area. This paper firstly compares the different management approaches in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve and Kuala Gula Mangrove, before finally elaborating on the innovative management of the latter.

Keywords

Innovative Management, Sustainability, Mangroves, Community

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