2012 News Summary

Project Summary – Cambodian Vulture Conservation Project summary for April-May 2012 is available here.

•Nepal Vulture Summary 2011-2012 – Bird Conservation Nepal have just produced their annual comprehensive summary of vulture activities across Nepal 2011-12.

•May, Vulture Workshop – A Vulture Workshop was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh this month.

•Save Our Species – New Supporting Partner for Vulture Safe Zones work “Save Our Species” (SOS) announced. SOS is a global coalition to build the biggest species conservation fund, supporting on-the-ground field conservation projects all over the world.

•May, Meeting in India gives massive hope to South Asia’s endangered vultures – The original declaration is available for download here.

•September, International Vulture Awareness Day

•September, A new danger to vultures – The dangers of Aceclofenac is highlighted in a paper just published in the Journal of Raptor Research. The drug is not currently banned for veterinary use in South Asia and efforts are urgently needed to address this as well as for other unsafe or untested drugs. Link to the new paper published by the Raptor Research Foundation at BioOne.

•October, Vulture plight highlighted in Der Falke – Download here.

•November, The 2nd Save Meeting – The second SAVE meeting was held in Kathmandu from Nov 5th-6th hosted by Birldlife International’s Nepalese partner Bird Conservation Nepal.

•Major increase in 2012 fledging success from the Indian vulture breeding centres – 26 fledgelings were raised and fledged in total from the three BNHS centres, which includes the first ones at the Rani Forest, Assam, and the world’s first ever artificial incubation of slender-billed vulture offspring from Pinjore, Haryana.

•Sexing the Gyps Vulture – New scientific paper on the Molecular sexing of threatened Gyps vultures here.

•January, Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project – The January 2012 Newsletter is available here.

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