Collecting Forest Resources as Livelihood Strategies in Kampung Tambirat, Sarawak



A livelihood is a means of making a living, securing necessities of life such as water, shelter medicine and clothing. For communities dependent on forest resources for livelihoods, sustainability of forests are important. In Kampung Tambirat this study aims to find the income generated from forest resources particularly Nypah palm forests, the measures of conservation, challenges and type of assistance required so that the villagers engagement in the activities will flourish in the future and benefit the younger generations. It is found that there are no conservation measures for Nypah forests and seasonal floods further increases the difficulty for the villagers to sustain their livelihood activities.
Keywords: Forest resources, livelihood strategies, Nypah forests, Sarawak, sustainability


Forest legality. (2010). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from forest legality:

Sarawak forestry. (2010). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from Sarawak forestry:

Sarawak facts and figures. (2013). Kuching: Sarawak State Planning Unit.

Livelihoods, poverty and institution. (2016). Retrieved April 14, 2016, from Food and agriculture organization:

World bank. (2016). Retrieved april 13, 2016, from world bank:

Alinovi, L., D'Errico, M., Mane, E., & Romano, D. (2010). Livelihood strategies and household resilience. Italy: European Development.

Chambers, R., & R.Conway, G. (1991). Sustainable rural livelihoods. England: Institute of Development Studies.

Haan, L. J. (2012). The liveihood approach : A critical exploration. Erdkunde 66, 345-357.

Latiff, A. (2008). Malaysian Nipah: An appraisal of its scientific, economic potential and future. In A. Rahman, & Borhanuddin, Pengurusan dan pemuliharaan hutan nipah 2008 (pp. 49-56). Ampang, Selangor: Sufeira Resources.

Noweg, G., & Songan, P. (2009). Ethno-Botanical resources in peat land forests in Kabong, sub-district of Roban, Sarawak, Malaysia. In G. Ainsworth, & S. Garnett, Rimba: Sustainable Forest Livelihoods in Malaysia and Australia (pp. 35-43). Bangi, Selangor: Institut For Development and Envronment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Scoones, I. (2009). Livelihood perspectives and rural development. Journal Of Peasant Studies 36, 174-181.

Taha, D. B., Persada, M. A., Rosli, S. B., & Ghazali, N. B. (2008). Pengurusan sumber hutan nipah di semenanjung Malaysia. In Pengurusan dan Pemuliharaan Hutan Nipah 2008 (pp. 3-7). Ampang, Selangor: Sufeira Resources.

Theerawitaya, C., Samphimphany, T., Cha-um, S., Yamada, N., & Takabo, T. (2014). Responses of Nipa palm (Nypa fruticans) seedlings, a mangrove species to salt stress in pot culture. Flora, 5, 597-603.

Titienberg, T., & Lewis, L. (2015). Environmental and natural resource economics. Essex,England: Pearson.

Yusop, A., Hamden, & Ahmad, A. (2008). Sumber hutan nipah di negeri Sarawak. In A. Rahman, & Borhanuddin, Pengurusan Dan Peuliharaan Hutan Nipah 2008 (pp. 15-23). Ampang, Selangor: Sufeira Resources.

How to Cite
MOHD KHAIRI, N. N. F. (2018). Collecting Forest Resources as Livelihood Strategies in Kampung Tambirat, Sarawak. Trends in Undergraduate Research, 1(1), h39-44.
Social Sciences and Humanities