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Core Partners

Bird Conservation Nepal

BCN is the largest ornithological organisation in Nepal. They are currently conducting surveys and monitoring of vulture populations across Nepal in partnership with RSPB/Birdlife International and The Peregrine Fund.

Bombay Natural History Society (India)

BNHS is the largest non-government organisation in the Indian sub-continent engaged in nature conservation research for over 120 years. BNHS is the main partner for Vulture Rescue in India, undertaking research and captive breeding

International Centre for Birds of Prey (UK)

Non-profit raptor conservation organisation based in the UK headed by Jemima Parry-Jones MBE. Provides funding and expertise for the vulture captive breeding programmes in India

National Trust for Nature Conservation (Nepal)

The National Trust for Nature Conservation is the largest wildlife conservation NGO in Nepal, that is also responsibe for construction and running the management of Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre in Chitwan National Park.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)

The RSPB is a UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, both within the UK and internationally. The RSPB is extensively involved in research, advocacy, captive breeding and fund-raising for vulture conservation in Asia.


Established in 1970, the World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF – Pakistan) is an international not-for-profit organisation in Pakistan, committed to: the conservation of the country’s rich biodiversity; the sustainable use of natural resources; and the promotion of actions to reduce pollution and wasteful exploitation and consumption of resources. Its scope of work and operations has expanded considerably in the last three decades. With its Head Office in Lahore, 6 regional offices, 2 Programme Offices and 23 Project Site Offices, WWF – Pakistan has a presence in all the provincial capitals, as well as outreach in targeted field sites and protected areas through project offices.

Bangladesh National Vulture Recovery Committee (BNVRC)

The Bangladesh National Vulture Recovery Committee is headed by an additional secretary to the Ministry of Environment and Forest. BNVRC recently made recommendations to establish two safe zones with the radius of 100km where the number of White-rumped vulture population was comparatively high.

Project Partners

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) (UK)

ZSL is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. ZSL has been involved with the vulture research programmes and captive breeding and provides veterinary support to the vulture centres.

The Peregrine Fund (USA)

The Peregrine Fund and Dr Lindsay Oaks (Washington State University) discovered the role of diclofenac in the vulture declines. The Peregrine Fund is providing species’ restoration advice and monitoring the recovery of vulture populations in Pakistan, India, and Nepal.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust (UK)

The Trust is a conservation charity and zoological attraction dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey. The Trust works with organisations in other countries to deliver research and conservation projects, particularly related to vultures, and is partnered with WWF-Pakistan. Together they work on the Gyps Vulture Restoration Project in Pakistan and the Trust provides support in funding, research and captive breeding management.

Wildlife Conservation Society (USA)

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places in over 60 countries worldwide. WCS’s work with Asian vultures focuses on vulture conservation activities in Cambodia and Myanmar, including protection of vulture colonies and preventing pesticides and harmful drugs entering the vulture food chain

BirdLife International Cambodia

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme is part of BirdLife International which is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. We are working to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity in more than 120 countries. In Cambodia, BirdLife International is leading a consortium of NGOs to implement the vulture conservation project.

The Environmental Research Institute

The Environmental Research Institute is part of the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, UK. ERI provides analytical chemistry data, support and expertise for the SAVE project.

Research Partners

Indian Veterinary Research Institute

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) is one of the premier research institutions dedicated to conduct research, provide postgraduate education and transfer of the technology in all areas of animal sciences with emphasis on animal health and production.

Government Partners

Bangladesh Forest Department

The Forest Department under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is responsible for the preservation, conservation and management of Wildlife in the country.

Supporting Agencies

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (India)

West Bengal Forest Department

Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Department (Punjab Province)

Central Zoo Authority (India)

Haryana State Forest Department

Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan

Nepal Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Cambodia)

Madhya Pradesh Forest Department (India)

IUCN Bangladesh Country Office

Sindh Wildlife Department (Pakistan)

Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (Nepal)

Assam Forest Department (India)

Write to us

SAVE Programme Manager,
International Species Recovery,
RSPB, The Lodge,
Sandy, Bedfordshire,
SG19 2DL, UK
+44 (0) 1767 680 551

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