Cooperative Management of Langkawi GeoPark

Cooperative Management of Langkawi GeoPark

The project examined experiences in co-management from Australia and engaged local stakeholders in Langkawi in discussions about cooperative management of Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Langkawi Geopark. We conducted a series of stakeholder focus group discussion workshops(government, private sector, community residents)and interviews to identify shared values, responsibilities, aspirations and recommendations for cooperative management. We also conducted a literature review of Malaysia's policy and legal framework regarding conservation and natural resource management. The research has identified a preliminary mechanism for cooperative management of Kilim geoforest park drawing on the lessons and experience from Australian protected areas and applying the concepts and principals of 'cooperative management' offer potential for improving management of Langkawi conservation areas. In collaboration with UKM LESTARI researchers Dr Sharina Abdul, Prof's Ibrahim Komoo and Norzaini Azman.  

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Assoc Prof Natasha Stacey
Natural resources-based livelihoods, Associate Professor

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods


Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology), Northern Territory University. Graduate Diploma of Museum Curatorship (Distinction), James Cook University. Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne.