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News Archive 2017
April 2017: Nepal Vulture Release plans move ahead!

Six captive-reared White-rumped Vultures from the Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre, Kasara, Chitwan National Park were released to a pre-release aviary built at the Vulture Safe Feeding Site, Pithauli, Nawalparasi on 15 April 2017.

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 09:45
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March 2017: Updated SAVE Blueprint and full Report of the 6th Annual SAVE meeting held in Mumbai now available

The 2017 updated Blueprint for the Recovery of Asia’s Critically Endangered Gyps Vultures (also at the back of the SAVE Report) has 2017 updates (in red) following the review during the Nov 2016 meeting – and continues to serve us well to steer the priority work. Note that we added one new activity following discussions

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017, 01:16
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March 2017: SAVE Priorities agreed for South East Asia

We became aware that the list of SAVE priorities that we update annually at the SAVE meetings have focused on South Asia, but don’t adequately cover Cambodia and SE Asia. Through consultation will all concerned including the TAC, we have produced a list (below) which will now be updated and developed annually along with those

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017, 12:57
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January 2017: Bangladesh takes key step towards banning ketoprofen

(Contributed by A.B.M. Sarowar Alam (Dipu) – IUCN Bangladesh) Excellent news from Dhaka: the Bangladesh Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) declared the ban of ketoprofen in the two Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs), that is 25% of the country. The DGDA issued letters ordering all the manufacturers of ketoprofen to refrain from selling, distributing, storing and

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2017, 10:48
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November 2016: 6th SAVE Meeting features ‘NSAID Alert Symposium’ in Mumbai

The 6th Annual SAVE meeting was honoured by the attendance of Drug Authority officials from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and by video link: Pakistan. The meeting released the SAVE dossiers, highlighting the risks posed to vultures for ketoprofen, aceclofenac, nimesulide and flunixin, and these were ceremoniously presented to Drug authority representatives of each country by David Houston,

Posted on Friday 25 November 2016, 11:21
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September 2016: SAVE partnership grows and welcomes new members

We are delighted to announce the expansion of the SAVE partnership to seventeen full Partners plus three SAVE Associates. In recognition of the key role played by the following organisations, we  welcome two South African Partners: the University of Pretoria and VulPro, as well as the Environmental Research Institute of Scotland, UK, all as Project

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016, 09:50
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July 2016: Indian Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change visits Pinjore

Pinjore Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre was highly honoured to receive Hon Mr Prakash Javadekar, together with Haryana Chief Minister, and also Haryana’s state Minister of forests on 3rd June. The highlight of the visit was the soft-release of two Himalayan Griffon Vultures as a pilot release ahead of plans to release the captive-bred Critically endangered

Posted on Friday 1 July 2016, 09:33
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June 2016: Bangladesh progressing towards a ketoprofen ban

An important step was taken in Dhaka on 10 May 2016 when senior Government officials Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests; Md. Nurul Karim, Additional Secretary (Environment), Ministry of Environment and Forests; Mr. Bishwajeet Bhattacharya, Director Planning, Department of Livestock Services; Mr. Ashit Ranjan Paul, Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Circle, Bangladesh

Posted on Sunday 5 June 2016, 09:38
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June 2016: Vulture Conservation in Cambodia

The vulture conservation consortium in Cambodia has completed its second ten-years action plan for vulture conservation in Cambodia. The action plan is produced under several consultation meetings and workshop of which participated by all relevant partners, stakeholders (national and regional) and government agencies.

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016, 09:45
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April 2016: Diclofenac in Europe – a serious threat

A key paper has been published that shows why the licensing for veterinary use of diclofenac in Europe (and elsewhere) must be stopped.

Posted on Saturday 30 April 2016, 09:59
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