First evidence of a vulture killed by veterinary diclofenac in Spain – will the Spanish government and the EU act after this smoking gun event? The diclofenac-poisoned Cinereous Vulture lies dead in its nest © GSM Agents Rurals A new paper documents the death of a fledgling Cinereous Vulture found in a nest in Catalonia,…

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SAVE was set up in 2011 and, although we are still faced with many challenges for vulture conservation in South and south East Asia, there is so much that has been achieved. To mark the considerable progress and achievements we wanted to find a way to celebrate. We have great pleasure in presenting the SAVE…

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We have now compiled our annual SAVE report with summaries and details of achievements across  Asia region in 2020. This also includes the substantially updated Blueprint Recovery Plan (also available here as a separate document). Unfortunately, the November 2020 meeting was online for the first time due to Covid restrictions. However, this brought advantages of…

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It is now the vulture breeding season in Nepal and the team based at the Pithauli release site have been observing wild birds getting busy: roosting together, mating, collecting nesting materials, building nests and incubating. It is with great interest that some of the vultures released from captivity have been closely watched showing such breeding…

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The Cabinet of the Bangladesh Government, chaired by the Prime Minister, has taken a landmark decision, approving a national ban of production, sale and use of ketoprofen to safeguard the small remaining vulture populations in the country. Bangladesh is the first country worldwide to ban any of the drugs now known to be toxic to…

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There is welcome news as Oman becomes the first country in the Arabian Peninsula to ban veterinary diclofenac, following the examples set by India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Iran. The ban has been imposed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, a move welcomed by the Environment Society of Oman (ESO). Diclofenac…

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Many thanks to those of you who participated in or were able to attend our first online open day on 24th November. We are delighted to be able to make all of the main presentations from this year’s event available here. If you missed any sessions or were otherwise unable to attend, please take advantage…

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An important 118 page vulture conservation action plan has been released by the Government of India. With forewords by the Minister for the Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC), by the Minister of State MoEFCC, by Secretary MoEFCC, and by Director General MoEFCC, plus an extended Preface by Mr Soumitra Dasgupta (now DG). The document…

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Announcing the SAVE Annual Review Open Day event!! We are very excited that this year’s Annual SAVE meeting (Our 10th AGM) will take place on Tuesday 24th November and is now open for registration. The programme includes reports from the six partner countries, as well as speed talks from some of our well-known vulture specialists.…

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Dr Ram Jakati with his award At the RSPB’s online AGM, attended by 1100 live participants, Dr Ram Jakati, SAVE FACC member and chair for five years, was awarded the RSPB Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Nature Conservation for his services above all to vultures and to SAVE. The announcement was made by Prof Debbie…

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