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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

Posts by Irene Sabiniarz

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…

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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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October 2018: Myanmar comes together for vultures

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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September 2018: First release of captive-bred* vultures in Asia

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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June 2018: New restrictions on vulture-toxic veterinary drugs in Pakistan

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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March 2018: Science article and film highlight SAVE work

Vulture Safe Zones and progress in Bangladesh is prominently featured in the latest ‘Science’ magazine. Both the article and film successfully highlight most of the SAVE priority actions and how they are being addressed in Bangladesh as well as the work in India and Nepal. Do read and watch the video, both of which bring…

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February 2018: Exciting updates of Nepal’s tagged and released white-rumped vultures

SAVE’s major vulture telemetry project in Nepal is well underway. Seventeen free-ranging white-rumped vultures Gyps bengalensis fitted with satellite transmitters are providing us with valuable data on their movements and favourite locations. (11 wild birds, plus the 6 released) The objective of the project is twofold: evaluate Nepal’s vulture conservation breeding and release programme; and…

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January 2018: Updated Blueprint and 7th SAVE Report

Following the successful annual SAVE meeting in the Bangladesh Sundarbans, we are delighted to release the full SAVE report detailing the updated priorities, the full program, the transcript of the meeting, participants, photos, SAVE updates and highlights of 2017, as well as the main body of reporting all activities against each Blueprint activity. The most…

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