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|Other Titles:||Community attachments, environmental attitude and local attitudes toward protected area: a study at Guandu Nature Park|
Department of Geography, NTNU
Taking Guandu Nature Park and its neighbor communities as a case study area, the aims of this study are to (1) explore the relationships among socio-demographic variables, community attachments and environmental concern, and (2) analyze the relationships among community attachments, environmental concern, and local attitudes toward the protected area. The findings show that younger and more educated interviewees have higher environmental concern. Besides, the longer the people live in the communities, the stronger the social attachment. However, this trend does not show in natural environment attachment. Furthermore, people who have higher environmental concern also have higher natural environment attachment. Using multiple regression, this study finds out that community attachments are predictors for both local economic and environmental issues concerning the protected area, but environmental concern is a predictor only for local environmental issues concerning the protected area. Due to the “environmental hyperopia” phenomenon and the statistical results, this study believes community attachments are better predictors than the pro-environmental concern scale in predicting local environmental concerns.
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