Assessing the potential impacts of mining on the socioeconomic activities in Sungai Jonjang catchment area : A perceptual study

Eva Kristin, Larry Sait (2013) Assessing the potential impacts of mining on the socioeconomic activities in Sungai Jonjang catchment area : A perceptual study. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

(The objective of this study is to assess how mining operations are perceived by the affected communities. The factors examined in this study were demographic characteristics and the variables of community awareness and the residual impact generated from mining activities. Land utilization was an important factor studied as a majority of respondents rely on agriculture activities and forest products for their livelihood). The respondents were highly concerned about their loss of livelihood due to mining activities. 87.27% responded positively to concern regarding displacement and loss of land. This shows that a majority are aware of the direct impact of open cast mining. The majority (89.1 %) agreed to preserve the nearby forest as community forest. The loss of flora and fauna, aquatic pollution, and, changes of landscape are also major concerns of the community in terms of environmental impacts.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: socioeconomic activities, Mineral industries., Mines and mineral resources., unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 07:29
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 02:09
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/8762

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