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Swiftlet Farming Seminar Tang Dynasty Hotel !!!

Swiftlet Farming Seminar Tang Dynasty Hotel !!!
Come and start your year 2018 with Pak Harry. By attending his seminar you will be adequately prepared to face the challenge to manage your BH. Those who are new will be able to learn about how to get their BH well located and designed. You will learn how to pull more birds into your BH in a very short period of time. You will have lots of ammunitions to fight with your neighbors. You will learn how to prepare those BH aromas. You will also be able to visit a BH with lots of nests. Set the two days for your to fly home with lots of knowledge. The one and only one who will share his invention with others.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Someone Is Talking Sense !!!

Found at: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/4/focus/4631332&sec=focus

Swiftlet farming will boost economy


THE Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) appreciates the concern highlighted in “It’s time to ban farming of swiftlets” (The Star, Aug 28).

Edible-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) is currently protected under the Protection of Wildlife Act 1972 [Act 76]. It is widely distri­bu­ted in the South-East Asian region and commonly mistaken for swallows.

The swiftlet is slightly smaller in size and is free flying, perching only at its nest and nowhere else.

This is one of the species which is known to have commercial value throughout the world. Due to that, many venture into this industry and bird-houses have mushroomed throughout peninsular Malaysia, especially in the urban areas.

In order to lure the swiftlets into the house, the bird-house operator will set up speakers playing bird sounds outside and inside the house.

Currently the DWNP, together with related agencies and with cooperation from Bird Nest Associa­tion, is revising the guidelines on time usage to play the audio.

A sampling conducted by a related agency shows that the swiftlet is not a carrier of the bird flu disease.

The bird-houses are regularly cleaned as the swiftlets prefer a clean environment. Bird-house operators also practise systematic harvesting of bird nests, done only when the fledglings have left the nest to fend for themselves.

Currently, the DWNP is conducting research under the 9th Malaysia Plan for the sustainable management and conservation on the species. The results will help the DWNP in conserving this species, and at the same time benefit Malaysians and the country’s economy.

DR AMERJIT SINGH,

For Secretary-General,

Natural Resources and Environment Ministry,

Putrajaya.

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