Community-based natural resources management (CBNRM) in Xinhui, Guangdong Province, China

Christian Toochi Egbuche, Jia'En Zhang, Okechukwu Ukaga

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Using institutional appraisal focused groups (FG) and participatory appraisals with Dillman Total Design Method (TDM), this study examines community interaction with and utilization of wetland resources in Xinhui, Guangdong Province, China. Field results show high commercial activities and corresponding impacts on coastal environment. Other interacting factors identified include: legislation and ecosystem management, stakeholders' participation, international guidelines criteria, and utilization of mangrove resources in the region. Sensitivity index and community-based natural resources management collaboration comparison percentile showed significant differences between cumulative distributions of respondents (D = 0.2568, P = 0.078). Likert statement of 11 sensitivity optional indexes in EMS of K-S test at 0.05 level of P = 0.078 also show significant differences in interaction between respondent groups and sensitivity factors. This indicates a dysfunction between regional environmental management systems and CBNRM in Xinhui coastal district. Considering the high tourism potential and economic quest of the region, there is the need for coordinated community enlightenment and further studies on the social, ecological and economic value of wetland resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-928
Number of pages24
JournalEnvironment, Development and Sustainability
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Coastal wetland
  • Community-based natural resources management
  • Environmental management system
  • Mangrove resources
  • Xinhui district Guangdong province China

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Community-based natural resources management (CBNRM) in Xinhui, Guangdong Province, China. / Egbuche, Christian Toochi; Zhang, Jia'En; Ukaga, Okechukwu.

In: Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.08.2009, p. 905-928.

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