Budget Single Story Bird House [Logie Seman]

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 […]

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Recent Change of Edible Bird’s Nest Trade in Sarawak:
The Introduction of New Method and Sustainable Collection [Tetsu Ichikawa]

Recent Change of Edible Bird’s Nest Trade in Sarawak: The Introduction of New Method and Sustainable Collection Tetsu Ichikawa (Department of Tourism, Rikkyo University) Introduction  The purpose of this paper is to report and analyze on the transformation process of the edible bird’s nest trade in Sarawak, Malaysia. Recently the edible bird’s nest trade has been booming in Malaysia (e.g. Lim & Earl of Cranbrook 2002, Voon 2012, Chew 2013). This influx in trade is influenced by factors including: the Chinese food culture, the Chinese perception of health, the ecological knowledge of local people, and the multi-ethnic network in this area. These characteristics are significant in the trade of edible […]

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A Report on Longhouse Communities in the Anap River Basin: Based on Household Surveys
[Yumi Kato][Hiromitsu Samejima][Masahiro Ichikawa]

A Report on Longhouse Communities in the Anap River Basin: Based on Household Surveys Yumi Kato(Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University) Hiromitsu Samejima(Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Masahiro Ichikawa (Department of Agriculture, Kochi University) Introduction  This is a report on surveys of villages in the Anap River Basin of Sarawak, Malaysia. The aim of the surveys was to collect basic information and to figure outline of the longhouse communities in Anap River Basin. This report documents our itinerary and presents excerpts from the interviews carried out by Masahiro Ichikawa, Hiromitsu Samejima, and Yumi Kato on August 23–25, 2011. We conducted interviews in Rh. Mawang and Rh. Entri […]

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Above Ground Biomass and Tree Species Diversity in Anap Sustainable Development Unit, with the Focus on the High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF)
[Hiromitsu Samejima, Malcom Demies, Miyako Koizumi]

Above Ground Biomass and Tree Species Diversity in Anap Sustainable Development Unit, with the Focus on the High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Hiromitsu Samejima(Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Malcom Demies(Sarawak Forestry Cooperation) Miyako Koizumi(Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University) Introduction  Maintenance of biomass or carbon stock and biodiversity are among the targets of sustainable forest management (SFM) and establishing a high conservation value forest (HCVF) is one of the measures of SFM to achieve these targets. However, the performance of HCVF management has not been well studied.  Inside the Anap Sustainable Development Unit (ASDU), Sarawak, Malaysia, four HCVFs and three water catchment areas (WCs) have been established. WCs […]

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Bird Surveys in Tropical Plantations [Motoko Fujita]

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% […]

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