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SAVE is a consortium of like-minded, regional and international organisations, created to oversee and co-ordinate conservation, campaigning and fundraising activities to help the plight of South Asia's vultures.
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New Paper on SAVE Consortium Published!

Ahead of this year’s SAVE meeting Chris Bowden is pleased to announce the publication ‘The Creation of the SAVE Consortium: a possible model for Africa?’ that summarizes SAVEs formation, structure, overall rationale, objectives, and achievements so far.

The paper, published in the journal Ostrich, will be presented as a plenary lecture in Africa to assist coordination of conservation of African vultures, but can also be used in Asia to aid SAVEs effective functioning into the future.

A must read for both partners and those new to SAVE!

Please contact Chris Bowden at for access to the paper.

Fifteen years ago there were millions, now they've almost completely disappeared.
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For every £25,000 raised a new vulture safe haven can be created. Please help us help them.
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Richard Cuthbert
The search of an answer

Research has underpinned the vulture conservation programme from the very beginning. The first evidence of declines was from Keoladia National Park, India. Surveys and monitoring established that declines were occurring at a national and international scale, and triggered a four-year investigation into the cause of the declines.

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Chris Bowden
It has been proposed that the decline in vultures is due to the increase in feral dogs. However, vultures and dogs always coexisted.
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We co-ordinate recovery efforts across vulture range countries around the world, provide scientific and other advice, and help with publicity and fund-raising.
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SAVE Supporting Partners (donations over $50,000 within past two years)

Follow these links to meet the committees, partners, and international teams that make up the rest of the SAVE consortium.

Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction - introductory video
Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction - introductory video

See more recommended vulture films here.

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