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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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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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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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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  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…

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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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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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An important full day meeting was held in Yangon at the BANCA office (BirdLife Myanmar) on 12 October when all the organisations interested in working on vultures came together and shared their experience and knowledge from recent vulture work. The attendees were from Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary – Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation,…

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Nepal and SAVE witnessed a further landmark for Asian vulture conservation on 17th September 2018, when the Government of Nepal and national and international conservation organisations released 12 critically endangered white-rumped vultures Gyps bengalensis, including the first eight birds actually hatched within the conservation breeding programme. Releases last year of birds reared (but not hatched)…

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The Chief Drug Inspector of Sindh Province, Pakistan has ordered all regional and district drug inspectors to restrict the use of ketoprofen and aceclofenac, following activities and a letter from WWF-Pakistan, working together with the Hawk Conservancy Trust (HCT) on the Pakistan Vulture Restoration Project (PVRP) including running the Sindh Vulture Safe Zone. This is…

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