Problems in the harvest of edible birds' nests in Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

  title={Problems in the harvest of edible birds' nests in Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo},
  author={Joseph J. Hobbs},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  • J. J. Hobbs
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
Due to the value of their nests, there is great pressure on the populations of black-nest swiftlets (Collocalia maximus) and white-nest swiftlets (Collocalia fuciphagus) in the Malaysian provinces of Sarawak and Sabah. The problems are particularly acute at Gunung Mulu National Park, in spite of a complete ban on collection there, and at Niah National Park, where every participant in a complex collection and trading system has an incentive to take more nests than permitted. More successful… 
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