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Welcome to Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE) Website

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

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July - BirdGuides: BirdLife initiative 'ban vet diclofenac' launches new campaign and petition to ban the veterinary drug.

May - The Pune Mirror: Red tape grounds Endangered vultures.

March - The Hindu: Haryana to adopt satellite tagging of vultures.

March - Times of India: Haryana Forest Department release 8 vultures into the wild.

March - Times of India: Pinjore centre clears way for satellite tagging Endangered vultures.

March - WWF Pakistan News: Success for Endangered Oriental white-backed vultures at restoration centre.


April - Nature: Cattle drug threatens thousands of vultures.

June - Times of India: Threats await released vultures.

June - Times of India: Javadekar lauds Haryanas breeding programme.

October - Times of India: Vulture soar in Harsul Trimbakeshwar.

October - Times of India: 15 new vulture pairs arrive in Bhopal.

BBC: Release targets for 2016.


April - RSPB Community Blog, UK: Saving Asian vultures.


August - Badische Zeitung, Germany: Der Aasgeier soll nach Indien zurückkehren - The plight of Vultures in India.

July - The News Today, Bangladesh: Anthrax, rabies to be epidemic with extinction of vulture.

April - Aljazeera: Vulture comeback.

March - Terre Sauvage, France: Nepal: One foot in the grave; BCN vulture work recognised.

February - Times of India: Killer drug ban stems fall in vulture numbers.

January - BBC News, UK: Project targets 2016 for Asian vultures release.


August - The Times of India: Two vultures found dead at IIM-A.

July - The Hindu, India: Shun diclofenac to save vultures.


September - The Daily Star, Bangladesh: Where have the Vultures gone?

August - The Times of India: More painkillers pose threat to vultures.

August - Hindustan Times, India: Aceclofenac: the new drug dangerous to vultures.

August - The Pioneer, India: Aceclofenac is the newest vulture killer drug in town.

August - Sakaal, India: Aceclofenac.

August - Punyanagar, India: Aceclofenac.

August - The Pioneer, India: Not releasing since vultures need safe environment.

July - The Hindu, India: Vultures boost at National Board of Wildlife.

June - The Times of India: Mahuva shows the way for vulture conservation.

June - The Pioneer, India: Terai gives new wings to vultures.

June - SAVE: World first for Vultures facing extinction.

May - The Pioneer, India: Workshop aimed at discontinued use of diclofenac.

May - Nepali Times: The vultures are circling again.

May - The Hindu, India: Save the scavengers.

March - The Pioneer, India: SAVE for law to keep vulture killer at bay.

March - Bangladeshi Daily Star: Where have all our vultures gone?

February - IBN Live: Rare slender-billed vulture sighted in Terai.

February - India Express: BNHS pitches in to save diminishing vulture population.

February - BNHS, India: Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction Consortium Launched.


September - Down to Earth, India: Vulture nemesis still in drug store shelves.

September - The Hindu, India: Breaking ban on diclofenac.

September -, India: India vultures still in peril as farmers flout toxic drug ban.

September - Yahoo News India: Reduce size of banned drug vials to save vultures, say campaigners.

September -, India: Vultures still in peril as pharmacies and farmers flout deadly diclofenac ban.

September - The Hindu, India: Proscribed drug poses a threat to vulture population.

September - Afternoon Dispatch Courier, India: Breeding survival.

September - BBC Nature, UK: Vulture killing drug still for sale, finds survey.

September - The Guardian, UK: Banned livestock drug continues to threaten India's vultures, conservationists warn.

September - Illegal drug sales threaten vultures in India.

September - BBC Radio, UK: Saving Species.

June - The Last Indian Vultures.

June - BirdLife, UK: The Survivors Part 1 and Part 2.

April - The Hindu, India: Saving Vultures.

April - BBC Online: Drug ban helps recovery.

March - Outlook India: Restaurants and SAVE.

February - Times of India: Delhi SAVE consortium.

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