Geo-Heritage Conservation: The content analysis study of Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi

  • Noor Syarafina Mohd Fauzi Institute of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA,Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Alamah Misni Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Siti Mazwin Kamaruddin Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Puziah Ahmad Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Keywords: Cultural heritage, Geo-heritage, Geopark, tourism.

Abstract

Geopark was a widely known concept for the global theme for promoting the tourism industry. It is protecting the world heritage and improving the local community’s socioeconomic development. Currently, Geopark had faced a lot of risk and challenges of losing their identity and damages on historical assets due to an increasing demand for development. Therefore, Geopark area should be well managed and protected with strategic planning and approach. By using the content analysis technique, this research will determine the suitability and current sustainable conservation approach which suits the standard criteria and guidelines that have been set by UNESCO.

Keywords: Cultural heritage; Geo-heritage; Geopark; tourism.

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

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Published
2018-07-20
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