Conflicts of Human-Wildlife Co-Existence: Voices from the Authority

Mohd Fauzi Kamarudin, Aida Nasirah Abdullah, Kalthom Husain, Peter Denyer-Simmons, Mehmet Mehmet

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Conflicts of human-wildlife co-existence is a complex matter involving various parties such as the community, the wildlife NGOs, and the authorities. Communication among stakeholders is vital to ensure that conflict management strategies is planned well and is effective in solving the arising conflicts. This is a case study conducted in a Malay settlement in Melaka about conflicts of human-wildlife co-existence. The case study involves the disturbances caused by the long-tailed macaque to the settlers in the Melaka Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA) which includes property and crops damages resulting to psychological and emotional impacts to the settlers. This paper seeks to present the experiences and life accounts of the officers from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) with regards to the issue of long-tailed macaque disturbances in the area studied. A focus group interview was carried out with the officers from the authority involved. Analysis of the interview found interesting insights relating to issues of work system, procedure and policies, as well as on the historical background of the conflicts between the community and the long-tailed macaque. The paper contributes towards a better understanding of the issues related to human-wildlife co-existence and the importance of communication between stakeholders involved.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jul 2017
EventAustralia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 2017 Annual Conference - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 04 Jul 201707 Jul 2017 (Conference website) (Conference proceedings)


ConferenceAustralia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 2017 Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleCommunication worlds: Access, voice, diversity, engagement
OtherThe Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) brings together researchers, students, and teachers from an expanding array of communication disciplines. Established as the Australian Communication Association in 1980, the trans-Tasman character of the association was formally recognised in 1994. The Association encourages and promotes scholarship in the broad field of communication teaching and research and supports vital forums for communicating research. These include the annual conference and two journals, Communication Research and Practice and Media International Australia.
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