Madras High Court has upheld the ban of multi-dose vials of human diclofenac, to protect against the illegal use by veterinary practitioners. The ban was imposed by the Indian Government in July 2015, and was heralded by SAVE and vulture conservationists a crucially important step to further reduce diclofenac use in cattle – the major
A new study published in Chemosphere has shown that carprofen (from the same family of drugs as diclofenac and meloxicam) is also toxic to vultures. Frequent and widespread use of diclofenac to treat cattle and buffalo in South Asia was found to be responsible for catastrophic population declines in vultures that consumed livestock carcasses. Conversely,
We’re delighted to report that Jemima Parry-Jones has been awarded ‘Animal Hero 2017’ by the RSPCA and Daily Mirror newspaper. Do read more here and watch the three minute youtube video. Congratulations Mima!
We are delighted to formally welcome the Cambodia Vulture Working Group (CVWG) as a Core Partner of SAVE. The working group is composed of NGOs and Government, and this step gives the Cambodia vulture teams new profile within SAVE, with a Board Member, and brings the total number of SAVE partners to 21! BirdLife
One localised threat to vultures (and many other birds) which has certainly killed and injured large numbers in the past has been banned by the Indian Government on 11 July. Particularly in NW India, this has been an increasing activity centred on festivals and kite-fighting contests, with the sharp ground-glass on the nylon kite-strings causing
Help ban diclofenac today by signing this petition from the BirdLife initiative ‘Ban Vet Diclofenac’.
The 6th Regional steering committee of the South Asian Governments met in Nepal on 28 June. This was the second such meeting under the chairmanship of Nepal, which will pass next to Bangladesh in November 2017. Updates and representations were made for each of the four member countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan as well
In this blog IUCN Bangladesh talk about how they involved two of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh in the conservation of vultures and the positive impact they are having.
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.
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
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