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A consortium of 24 Partners working together to implement agreed priority actions listed in the annually reviewed ‘Blueprint for the Recovery of Asia’s Globally Threatened Vultures

Archive for March 2016

March 2016: Cattle metabolise aceclofenac into vulture-killing diclofenac

Veterinary use on cattle of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac is the principal cause of the virtual disappearance of formerly abundant vultures from most parts of the Indian subcontinent. Vultures die from kidney failure when the feed on the carcass of an animal given the drug shortly before it died. The population of one…

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March 2016: Vulture Safe Zone Report

Following the second gathering of Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ) practioners from across South Asia, held in Lucknow in October, the report is now available of the meeting which showcases experience and best VSZ practice examples, explains various methodologies in some detail, and also discusses the challenges and solutions. The report highlights just how far VSZ…

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March 2016: 5th Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction Annual Report, including Blueprint for Recovery

This year’s SAVE Blueprint (Asian Vultures) includes the updated version of the Blueprint for recovery of South Asia’s Gyps vultures to 2025. The report also contains a large number of exciting developments including full details on how SAVE Partners and the South Asian Governments (and Cambodia) are implementing priority efforts to conserve South Asian Vultures,…

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