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Posts by Irene Sabiniarz

August 2019: SAVE Presence at UK Bird Fair

Over 23,000 people visited UK’s Bird Fair over three days, and many could meet SAVE Partners and members at the stand to learn more about what we do. The stand attracted plenty of attention, 80 people gave us their contact details asking for regular updates, and we were delighted to have SAVE team members from…

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May 2019: 9th Annual SAVE Meeting dates announced

We are delighted that the BNHS vulture team at Pinjore Haryana, together with the Haryana State Government will be hosting this year’s SAVE meeting on 5th and 6th November in India. If you would like to attend, kindly contact the SAVE Programme Manager, at Chris.Bowden@rspb.org.uk and more details will be confirmed nearer the time. Meanwhile,…

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March 2019: Updated SAVE Blueprint, and full Report of 8th Meeting now available.

Please download the full SAVE report here, with updated Blueprint Recovery plan, or the Summary meeting report here. The conference room at Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godavari The main report gives full vulture work updates from across Asia, and relates directly to the agreed priority actions from the Blueprint for Recovery of Globally threatened Asian Vultures.…

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March 2019: Two important vulture meetings held in India

State Governments in collaboration with BNHS have called two important meetings. Haryana Forest Department called a meeting together with neighbouring states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, to progress plans to clear the 100km radius around the planned release site in Haryana of toxic veterinary drugs. Engagement of the drug authorities and animal…

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March 2019: New SAVE Partners!!

We are delighted to announce that the new national vulture consortium created in Myanmar, the Myanmar Vulture Working Group (MVWG) has been welcomed as a Project partner to SAVE. Instigated through two key meetings [Myanmar comes together for vultures] in 2018, two participants, Thiri Daewe Aung, and Ngwe Lwin attended the annual SAVE meeting, representing…

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February 2019: New diclofenac threat discovered in Cambodia AND Myanmar

Reports at this year’s annual SAVE meeting from both Cambodia AND Myanmar, show that large dose, veterinary formulations of diclofenac are freely available on the open market. Up to now, there has been no perceived threat of veterinary diclofenac use in either country, but work by Cambodia Vulture Working Group and by the newly formed…

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January 2019: South India Vultures Meeting and Action Plan Report

A milestone meeting was held in Jan 2018, bringing together experts and Governments of six south Indian states. It was supported by Raptor Research & Conservation Foundation (RRCF), and organised by Dept Zoology & Wildlife Biology, Govt Arts College, Ooty, Tamil Nadu. The report is now available on SAVE resources pages (in three parts) –…

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November 2018: 8th Meeting of Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE) has begun in Nepal from 29 November to 30th November 2018 at Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godawari.

At the opening ceremony of the 8th Annual SAVE meeting in Kathmandu, SAVE Chairman Professor David Houston today formally welcomed Nepal’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation as the nineteenth Member of SAVE. Man Bahadur Khadka, Director General, DNPWC accepted a bouquet and expressed the great honor for DNPWC of becoming a Government Partner,…

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NOVEMBER 2018: Update on the captive released White-rumped vultures in Nepal

Great news is that all the vultures that were released in September 2018 are alive and well, and gradually moving further away from the release area. Initially they were quite sedentary staying close to the release aviary and feeding on the carcasses supplied, which also attracted several of the wild tagged birds. In October the…

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October 2018: Upcoming Annual SAVE Meeting in Kathmandu 29-30 November 2018

We are delighted to confirm the venue for the 8th Annual SAVE meeting at Hotel View Bhrikuti at Godavari in the Kathmandu Valley http://hotelviewbhrikuti.com.np/ which will be hosted by Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN). The meeting format will be two full days on 29 and 30 November revisiting and updating the SAVE Blueprint Recovery Plan, and…

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