and R. Sankaran's research while affiliated with Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History and other places

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International trade of swiftlet nests has affected wild populations of edible-nest swiftlets throughout their range. The white-nest swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands lost 80% of its population in the 1990s. Conservation efforts for the species were initiated in 2000, with the active involvement of former nest collect...


... Finally, swiftlet farming is one of the solutions to relieve collection pressures off wild populations which have seen significant declines in recent decades (Phach and Voisin, 1998;Tompkins, 1999;Gausset, 2004;Hobbs, 2004;Manchi and Sankaran, 2014) and ensure more sustainable harvesting into the future (Sankaran, 2001). However, the predation of swiftlets by reptilian predators creates human-wildlife conflict issues and in most instances the predators are killed (Chong et al., 2021). ...