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Protection of marine biodiversity from pollution: Legal strategies in Malaysia.


Mustafa, Maizatun and Ho Nyuk Onn @ Ariffin, Mariani (2011) Protection of marine biodiversity from pollution: Legal strategies in Malaysia. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, 1 (4 ). pp. 276-281. ISSN 2010-3638


This paper discusses sources of marine pollution in Malaysia and examines existing provisions under the law relevant to the control of such pollution. Being a maritime nation as well as one of the top biodiversity-rich countries in the world, it is important for Malaysia to give its full commitment in conserving her mega-diverse ecosystems, including that of the richly endowed seas. At present, the well being of Malaysia’s marine biodiversity is facing increasing threat from various sources, notably that of land-based and vessel-based pollution. Malaysia takes pollution issue seriously, and joins other key maritime nations in enhancing her legal regime in dealing with marine pollution. This paper seeks to highlight Malaysia’s continuous effort towards marine pollution control through the application of both domestic and international law. Significantly, such effort can be used as a reference by other maritime nations for the purpose of collective marine environmental protection and biodiversity conservation.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.7763/IJBBB.2011.V1.52
Publisher: IACSIT Press
Keywords: Environmental law; Marine biodiversity; Marine pollution; Marine pollution law; Pollution control.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 08:46
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2015 06:21
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23551
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