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Edible-nest swiftlet has been recognized for a long time in Southeast Asia as highly valued agricultural products. Currently, Thailand is taking an important step towards promoting the legalization of edible-nest swiftlets to become a national economic animal by various organizations including government, private sectors, and academic institutes. The objective of this article is to present the critical analysis of the edible-nest swiftlet industry in Thailand. This study was analyzed based on 1) literature review of related articles and research, 2) informal interview with government officials involved in the policy sector, and 3) participant observation in various activities related to the bird's nest industry in Thailand. From the results of the study, SWOT analysis of edible-nest swiftlet house was presented. Additionally, policy recommendations to promote edible-nest swiftlet as economic animals on issues such as clarity of laws and regulations, conflict issues in the community, and the promotion of research on the development of Thailand's long-term management system for edible-nest swiftlet house were included
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