Mapping the Political Ecology of the Edible Birds Nests Trade in Indonesian- Externally led by University of Melbourne

  • Barney, Keith (Primary Investigator)
  • Dressler, Wolfram (Primary Investigator)
  • Astuti, Rini (Co-Investigator)
  • Connolly, Creighton (Co-Investigator)
  • Fabinya, Michael (Co-Investigator)
  • Runting, Rebecca (Co-Investigator)

    Project Details


    This study examines the origins and impacts of the rapidly emerging edible birds' nest (EBN) trade for rural livelihoods and ecology in Southeast Asia. A high-value Chinese delicacy, the EBN trade has surged across rural Indonesia and beyond. In partnership with the WWF and Tropenbos, our pioneering study investigates how rural producers negotiate the uneven social, economic and environmental influences of the EBN commodity chain in the threatened Heart of Borneo, Indonesia, and the major urban trading centres of Jakarta, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The project offers novel insights into the trades sustainability across rural and urban regions of Asia and informs policy for poverty reduction and environmental management in the region.
    Effective start/end date12/02/2014/01/24


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$42,000.00


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