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News Archive 2017
October 2017: Court upholds ban on sale of diclofenac in multiple-dose packs

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

Posted on Wednesday 25 October 2017, 09:36
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Oct 2017: Carprofen, another veterinary painkiller is toxic to vultures

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,

Posted on Thursday 19 October 2017, 09:21
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September 2017: Prestigious award for SAVE’s TAC co-chair highlighting her work for vultures

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!

Posted on Monday 11 September 2017, 04:13
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August 2017: Cambodia Core Partner for SAVE

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

Posted on Tuesday 29 August 2017, 10:12
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July 2017: Indian Government bans nylon strings for kite-flying across India

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

Posted on Monday 24 July 2017, 08:08
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July 2017: Renewed BirdLife push to ban vet diclofenac in Europe – please sign

Help ban diclofenac today by signing this petition from the BirdLife initiative ‘Ban Vet Diclofenac’.    

Posted on Thursday 6 July 2017, 08:55
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June 2017: South Asia Regional Steering Committee meets in Kathmandu

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

Posted on Monday 3 July 2017, 03:54
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June 2017: Bangladesh pharma companies engage in vulture conservation – a blog from IUCN Bangladesh

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.    

Posted on Friday 30 June 2017, 09:01
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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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