Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Who Is H. Ahmad Fatich Mazuki ????
If you are a swiftlet farmer or going to be one soon, my strong advise is to know not only those wild birds in depth but also those people who contribute their knowledge to the swiftlet industry.
Among the many, I would like to provide his short biography.
He was born on February 15th, 1943. As at today he must be in the 67 years of age.
Place of birth was at Pahlawan, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Obtained his Sarjana Ekonomi from Economic Faculty of Airlangga University, Surabaya.
His interest in swiftlet bahaviour started during his young days and in 1973 he make his close observation at North Java Beaches and Madura.
In 1974 he make more in depth study by camping in Karang Balong Cave in Kebumen.
Then in 1975 in another cave called Rongkop Cave at the foothill of Kidul Mountain located in Central Java.
He was appointed as the caretaker of caves from 1975-1980 found in the distric of Sampang, Madura. He managed to conduct various experiments during the period.
In the year 1994, he set up a Labarotary "Laboratorium Pelestarian Butung Walet" in a town called Sidayu, Grisek. This facility allowed him to conduct deep observation on the behaviour pattern of swiftlet.
With his wide experiences plus deep interest in this wonderful creatures he was appointed as the Director or the Head of Rehabilitation Center For Swiftlet located in Surabaya. He then was also appointed as the President of Association of Walet Indonesia in Semarang.
Was appointed as the honorable member of Indonesian swiftlet association too.
In Surabaya he continued to be the advisor to most of swiftlet associations or swiftlet bodies to look after the birds.
He wrote a beautiful book about swiflet in 1999 called "Meningkat Produksi Sarang Walet Berazas Kelastarian".
A marvelous book which every swiftlet farmer should have.