Budget Single Story Bird House Logie Seman (Ex-Assistant Forest Officer, Forest Department Sarawak) Introduction A study was conducted of bird houses that are used to lure the swiftlet ‘burung walet’. The purpose of the study was to design a practical and innovative bird house that would provide better opportunities for rural or middle class people to participate in swiftlet farming and the sale of white edible bird’s nests, which is considered a lucrative industry. In Sarawak, wealthy people or companies initiated the construction of large bird houses, three to four stories high, which might cost between RM 300,000 to RM 400,000. An alternative is to build a single story bird […]
Ground-dwelling Mammals and Birds Recorded by Camera Traps in Logged-over Forest in Anap Sustainable Development Unit, Sarawak, Malaysia Hiromitsu Samejima（Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University） Jason Hon（Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University / WWF Malaysia）1 Introduction The tropical rainforest of Borneo is very rich in biodiversity. However, most of the remaining forests are being managed for logging by private companies. In line with the current advocacy for sustainability, the concept of sustainable forest management (SFM) can become an essential scheme to ensure that forestry practices are conducted in an acceptable manner that considers biodiversity conservation while maintaining economic sustainability. However, the performance of SFM practices and their […]
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Bird Surveys in Tropical Plantations Motoko Fujita（Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University） I started researches on birds in plantations in Indonesia in 2007. The main focus was on the avian diversity in acacia plantations of Company M in Palembang with which RISH (Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University) had just started a joint study on acacia. The goal of my research was conservation of the biodiversity by management, as the decrease in biodiversity is a hot issue. Until then, I had been conducting fieldwork only in Japan and this was my first time to do research in Indonesia. I landed at Jakarta airport with a mix of 70% […]
Land use mapping exercise along Kemena River – Tubau – lower Jelalong Jason Hon（WWF Malaysia） Materials Satellite Images High resolution multi-spectral and panchromatic satellite images were obtained from Digital Globe http://www.digitalglobe.com. The images were obtained in two batches, under delivery orders 052896239040_01 (inclusive of Product 01 and 02) and 052927222010_01 (Product 01) (Appendix 1 & 2). In this report, these images are conveniently referred to its geographical area based on prominent features. Hence, the western portion is coded as TubauImage (named after Tubau Bazaar), whereas the eastern portion is coded as JelalongImage (named after Jelalong River) (Figure 1). TubauImage was captured between 5 to 13 August 2012 and JelalongImage on […]