Forest ecosystem for the swiftlets survival
Ayat 44 Surah al Isra’:
Langit yang tujuh lapis dan bumi yang tujuh lapis dan semua yang ada di dalamnya bertasbih kepada Allah. Dan tidak ada suatupun melainkan bertasbih dengan memujiNya, tetapi kamu sekalian tidak mengerti tasbih mereka sesungguhnya Dia adalah mohor penyantun lagi Mohor Pengampun
Ayat 79 Surah Al Anbiya’:
Maka Kami telah beri faham/pengertian kepada Sulaiman tentang hukum (yang lebih tepat*) dan kepada masing-masing mereka telah kami berikan hikmah dan ilmu dan telah kami tundukkan gunung-gunung dan burung-burung. Semua bertasbih bersama Daud, dan Kamilah yang melakukannya
Ayat 41 Surah An Nur:
Tidakkah kamu tahu bahawasanya Allah: kepadaNya bertasbih apa yang di langit dan di bumi dan juga burung dengan mengembangkan sayapnya. Masing-masing telah mengetahui cara solat dan tasbihnya, dan Allah maha Mengetahui apa yang mereka kerjakan
We can get the benefit from the edible birds best that we harvested from the swiftlet nest in cave and in the premises of farming of the bird nest industry
Swiftlet in bahasa Arab we call Ababil…thairan Ababil…
Management of edible bird nest in Semenanjung Malazi
Birds nest farming will be found around Sitiawan, Teluk Intan, Kota Bharu, Kuala Tranung, Parit buntar, Bukit Mertajam, nibung Tebal, Kuatan pahe, Muar , segamat, tangkak, Malacca, tanjung karang, sabak bernam, taiping and many other old townships.
Swiftlets farming were constructed since 30 years ago. In small scale basis. The swiftlets farming industry only started mushrooming after 1997.
Controlling harvesting of wild edible birds nest in Redang island, tranung has shown a slight increase in the population
The increase in the number of swiftlets houses in Semenanjung Malazi over the years could have contributed to the increase in the population of swiftlets. In fact the swiftlet house owners are more concerned to increase the swiftlet population in their premises to ensure reasonable harvest
Edible birds nest in Sabah
23 caves have been identified as nesting caves in sabah. Under wildlife conservation enactment 1997 caves containing edible birds nest are classified into two category
1. privete owned but subject to the government royalty and
2. caves owned by the government.
Only caves which ownerships was established before 1941 are considered as private owned caves
The sabah Forest department recommended that harvest should only carried out after the young birds are fledged or after at least 95% of the nest are empty. This action pertaining to ensure the survival of the young swiftlet
The main impact of forest clearance on the swiftlets population will be on their food supply…
The most significant of privately owned cares are around Darvel Bay namely Madai, Tepadong, Baturong and Segarong.
Edible bird nest in Sarawak
Thed law…. Legislation
Edible birds nest ordinance 1940 followed by edible birds nest Title (collection and auction) Rules in 1948 and Miscellaneous Licences Edible birds nest Regulation 1963. The Wildlife Protection (edible birds nest rules 1998 under Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998 was the most recent legislation pertaining to the management of edible birds nest in the state.
The implementation of the management plan in 1997 has resulted in 186% increase of white nest swiftlets population in caves throughout the state in 2004
Most of the edible white nests are found in caves in the coastal islands…Suai and Baram
The hitam nest of swiftlets are found in the other land nest in limestone caves in Lundu, Bau, Lingga, Klingkang, Tatau, Tinjar, Dulit Range, Similajau, Niah, Subis Mulu and Merapok
Harvesting season for bird nest in April, june, july, October, and December…
The wildlife protection ordinance was amended in 2003 to address the emerging swiftlet farming.
Section 33(b…and 35 of the ordinance was introduced to oversee the setting up of swiftlets houses and trade of the edible birds nest arising from the industry
Forest as a home range for food supply to the swiftlets pertaining to the survival of the swiftlet in the world.
The swiftelet population depend on the continued existence of tracts of forest as they known to fly over approximately 60km from nearest caves. The conservation of these forest ecosystem is crucial in maintaining the swiftlet existence
The Swiftlets are khazanah Negara that we WAJIB to conserve for next generation.