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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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August 2019: New SAVE Associate Member: Neo Human Foundation, Jharkhand.

The SAVE Board has formally approved the Indian NGO, Neo Human Foundation (NHF) for the two year initial term as SAVE Associate. NHF and the activities of the President, Dr Satya Prakash have been strongly aligned with SAVE since its creation. Dr Satya Prakash has attended and provided reports and materials at both Vulture Safe…

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July 2019: Cambodia Government bans veterinary use of diclofenac

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia has banned the veterinary sale and use of diclofenac in the Kingdom with immediate effect. The Government has taken this measure to safeguard the remaining Cambodian vulture population, which is declining and threatened with extinction. “Diclofenac, whilst harmless to cattle and other livestock, results in death…

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June 2019: SAVE at UK Birdwatching Fair 16-18 August 2019

Anyone in the UK who is interested to meet members of the SAVE Partnership and to learn more about what we do, please come and find us in Marquee 8, stand 48 of the largest annual gathering of birdwatchers in the world at Birdfair, Rutland Water Nature Reserve. We will be displaying materials, showing videos,…

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June 2019: Good news for vultures in Nepal: evidence that the Vulture Safe Zones approach is working

The most positive news to emerge so far from studies of the catastrophic decline of vulture populations in South Asia has been reported in a new paper in Bird Conservation International (Galligan et al. Bird Conservation International doi:10.1017/S0959270919000169). Populations of White-rumped, Indian and Slender-billed Vultures declined rapidly across the whole on the Indian subcontinent, beginning…

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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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