Research Proposal Sample on Conservation and Sustainability of Marine Protected Areas: Comparison of Preah Sihanouk "Ream" and Phnom Bokor
The working title of this research is initially drafted as Conservation and Sustainability of Marine Protected Areas: Comparison of Preah Sihanouk "Ream" and Phnom Bokor.
2.0 Background of the Study
3.0 Statement of the Problem
The problem that will be addressed in this study is to assess the conservation practices in Preah Sihanouk "Ream" and Phnom Bokor areas. How effective are the strategies and systems in protecting and sustaining fish biomass, seabed habitats, sustainable harvesting and exploitation of marine stocks and expanding fish population will be determined. In addition, the research will also address the fishing disturbances in the areas that contribute in interrupted production and eventual decline in marine populace. In lieu with this, the following research questions will be answered.
1) What are the existing coastal and marine ecosystems?
2) What legislation and administrative frameworks govern the conservation of marine protected areas?
3) What are the existing marine protected area systems? How these systems contribute in protecting the areas?
4) What are the roles of the local communities in conserving the marine areas?
5) What are the threats in conserving the marine protected areas?
4.0 Objectives of the Study
The study will address the following specific objectives:
5.0 Research Methodology
This study will use the descriptive type of research. A descriptive research intends to present facts concerning the nature and status of a situation, as it exists at the time of the study and to describe present conditions, events or systems based on the impressions or reactions of the respondents of the research (Creswell, 1994). It is also concerned with relationships and practices that exist, beliefs and processes that are ongoing, effects that are being felt, or trends that are developing (Best, 1970).
In this study, primary and secondary research will be both incorporated. The reason for this is to be able to provide adequate discussion for the readers that will help them understand more about the issue and the different variables that involve with it. The primary data for the study will be represented by the survey results that will be acquired from the respondents. On the other hand, the literature reviews to be presented in the second chapter of the study will represent the secondary data of the study.
The research will be presented in written form with the addition of data charts which will present the project's results. Pie charts and network charts will be needed to illustrate some of the analyzed data. This cannot be confirmed, however, until the research data have been analyzed.