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Public attitudes and perceptions toward forest fire in Selangor, Malaysia


Nuruddin, Ahmad Ainuddin and Chong, Wan Sze (2008) Public attitudes and perceptions toward forest fire in Selangor, Malaysia. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 4 (6). pp. 819-823. ISSN 1819-5415


This study attempted to assess the attitudes and perception of three groups of people affected by forest fire i.e public, fire fighters and villagers affected by forest fire. Likert questionaire is used to elicit repondents attitudes and perception by asking the degree to which the individual agree or disagree with the statement. Respondents from all three groups agreed that forest fire would cause air pollution, soil erosion, green house effect and thick haze, so indirectly cause disease like asthma, respiratory disease, skin infection. Villager affected by forest fire supported immediate fire suppression and agree that forest fire is a big problem in this country. However the public and fire fighter did not agree with this perception. The findings from this study will help the relevant authorities to formulate fire prevention and educational campaign.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Forest fires - Malaysia.
Subject: Wildfires - Social aspects - Malaysia.
Subject: Forest fires - Prevention and control.
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: INSInet Publication
Keywords: Forest fire; Attitudes; Perceptions; Fire fighters; Forest fire management
Depositing User: kmportal
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 02:29
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 04:46
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16388
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