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Who we are

Chris Bowden

A huge number of people are involved with working to conserve Asia's vulture populations. Some work full time, some part-time, some for a few weeks and many are volunteers. However, all are committed to securing a future for vultures and without them the programme would not function.

SAVE Board Members

Professor David Houston (Chair)

Asad Rahmani

Bombay Natural History Society (India)

Navendra Pradhan

Bird Conservation Nepal

Govinda Gajurel

NTNC

Jemima Parry-Jones

International Centre for Birds of Prey (UK)

Jemima Parry-Jones (MBE) has worked at and subsequently run the International Centre for Birds of Prey, from its beginnings in 1967. The Centre is the oldest dedicated bird of prey centre world-wide and the largest in terms of species held. It leads the world in the number of species bred and shares that information widely to people who require help in conservation breeding programmes, the most long term and significant being the vulture conservation project in Nepal and India. The Centre accepts wild raptors for rehabilitation and works with universities on research projects. Most recently the use of tags and harnesses of birds of prey. She is working on vulture conservation and other raptor programmes in South Asia, South Africa and Bulgaria. In the UK the Centre has recently started a Little Owl nest box programme locally in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, working in apple orchards as the counties are famous for their orchards and cider. ICBP became a charity in 2015.

She served as Chair for the Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) for Falconiformes and Strigiformes for the zoo society in Britain and Europe and has written the husbandry guides which are followed by zoos all over the world She has served as a Director for the Raptor Research Foundation on and off, from 1994 – 2015. She was honoured with an MBE from the Queen for services to bird conservation in 1999.

Mrs. Parry-Jones consults for a variety of agencies, governments, and organizations worldwide on matters related to birds of prey. She is the author of a number of books and has co-authored a number of scientific papers, most recently on the vulture decline in India. She has been working in India and Nepal on the critically endangers vultures since 1999.

She is passionate about birds of prey, conservation education, and the welfare of captive birds and the responsibility of those utilizing them in zoos.

Tim Stowe

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)

Uzma Kahn

WWF Pakistan

Pak Alam Sarowar Dipu

SAVE Programme Manager

Chris Bowden

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)

Chris Bowden is Programme Manager for SAVE, and Globally Threatened Species Officer for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).  He has been coordinating the Asian Vulture Programme in South Asia since 2004, and has been the Co-Chair of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group (VSG) since its formation in 2011.  Since 1999, Chris has also been the Coordinator of the African-Eurasian Waterbirds Agreement (AEWA) International Working Group for (the Critically Endangered) Northern Bald Ibis, and Chair of the International Advisory Group for Northern Bald Ibis.

His experience over the past 30 years is mainly with Critically Endangered bird species in Africa, Asia, the UK and the Caribbean, both as a research ecologist and as a coordinator in recent years.  Chris is currently based in Bangalore, India with regular UK visits to the RSPB.

Technical Advisory Committee

Rhys Green (Chair)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)

Dr Vibhu Prakash

Bombay Natural History Society (India)

Toby Galligan

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)

Khadananda Paudel

Nic Masters

Campbell Murn

Hawk Conservancy Trust (UK)

Campbell is Head of Conservation and Research and principal scientist at the Hawk Conservancy Trust (HCT), a conservation charity based in England that focuses on birds of prey. He was formerly curator of the zoological collection at HCT and has nearly 20 years’ experience of raptors in captivity – their welfare, husbandry and breeding. His PhD was on the ecology of the White-headed Vulture in southern Africa and although involved in a variety of research areas (from reintroduction biology to behavioural studies and wildlife rehabilitation), the main focus of his research is the ecology of raptors, and in particular vultures.

He is a core member of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group and also Editor of Vulture News the scientific journal of the group. He is a member of the SAVE Technical Advisory Committee and a keen sportsman.

Chris Parish

Mohini Saini

Naresh Subedi

Jemima Parry-Jones

International Centre for Birds of Prey (UK)

Jemima Parry-Jones (MBE) has worked at and subsequently run the International Centre for Birds of Prey, from its beginnings in 1967. The Centre is the oldest dedicated bird of prey centre world-wide and the largest in terms of species held. It leads the world in the number of species bred and shares that information widely to people who require help in conservation breeding programmes, the most long term and significant being the vulture conservation project in Nepal and India. The Centre accepts wild raptors for rehabilitation and works with universities on research projects. Most recently the use of tags and harnesses of birds of prey. She is working on vulture conservation and other raptor programmes in South Asia, South Africa and Bulgaria. In the UK the Centre has recently started a Little Owl nest box programme locally in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, working in apple orchards as the counties are famous for their orchards and cider. ICBP became a charity in 2015.

She served as Chair for the Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) for Falconiformes and Strigiformes for the zoo society in Britain and Europe and has written the husbandry guides which are followed by zoos all over the world She has served as a Director for the Raptor Research Foundation on and off, from 1994 – 2015. She was honoured with an MBE from the Queen for services to bird conservation in 1999.

Mrs. Parry-Jones consults for a variety of agencies, governments, and organizations worldwide on matters related to birds of prey. She is the author of a number of books and has co-authored a number of scientific papers, most recently on the vulture decline in India. She has been working in India and Nepal on the critically endangers vultures since 1999.

She is passionate about birds of prey, conservation education, and the welfare of captive birds and the responsibility of those utilizing them in zoos.

Monirul Khan

Chiran Pokheral

National Trust for Nature Conservation-Biodiversity

Dr Chiranjibi Prasad Pokheral works with the National Trust for Nature Conservation-Biodiversity at their Conservation Centre as Program Coordinator/Senior Conservation Officer. He is one of the staff responsible for the support of the Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre at Kashara, Chitwan.

Alam Sarowar Dipu

Fundraising, Advocacy and Communications Committee

Ram Jakati (Chair)

Homi Khusrokhan

Asad Rahmani

Dr Devendra Swarup

BC Choudhury

Navendra Pradhan

Uzma Khan

WWF Pakistan

Nick Lindsay

Alex Hipkiss

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)

Dr A K Sharman

Chris Bowden

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)

Chris Bowden is Programme Manager for SAVE, and Globally Threatened Species Officer for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).  He has been coordinating the Asian Vulture Programme in South Asia since 2004, and has been the Co-Chair of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group (VSG) since its formation in 2011.  Since 1999, Chris has also been the Coordinator of the African-Eurasian Waterbirds Agreement (AEWA) International Working Group for (the Critically Endangered) Northern Bald Ibis, and Chair of the International Advisory Group for Northern Bald Ibis.

His experience over the past 30 years is mainly with Critically Endangered bird species in Africa, Asia, the UK and the Caribbean, both as a research ecologist and as a coordinator in recent years.  Chris is currently based in Bangalore, India with regular UK visits to the RSPB.

Enam Ul Haq

Wildlife Advisory Board (Bangladesh)

Enam Ul Haque studied aeronautical engineering in Pakistan and USA, and business management at IBA, Dhaka University. He worked for Bangladesh Air Force, BRAC and GQ Industries Ltd from 1973 to 2005. He is a member of the Wildlife Advisory Board of the government of Bangladesh.

Enam Ul Haque is the author of Feathered Splendors – a coffee-table book of University Press Limited on the birds of Bangladesh. He was an editor of the Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh – a 56-volume tome in Bangla and English published by Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. His first book was titled Innocent Bangladesh – a photo-album on disadvantaged children published by Cosmos Printing and Publication Limited in 2004. He has a number of publications on bird in Forktail, Stilt, BirdingAsia etc.

Birdwatching, mountaineering and photography are the three enduring hobbies of Enam Ul Haque. He founded  the Bangladesh Bird Club and Bangla Mountaineering & Trekking Club that are the leading promoters of birdwatching and mountaineering in Bangladesh. Fifteen major exhibitions of his photographs were held in Bangladesh and abroad (Indonesia, Iran and Singapore). He visited Antarctica in 1997 and the North Pole in 2007.

Ganga Thapa

Sum Phearun

For details of the teams on-the-ground in each country, see Our International Teams.

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