Prestigious RSPB Medal awarded to Dr Ram Jakati

By Mary Davies | 13th October 2020

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…

Landmark release of white-rumped vultures in Haryana, India

By Mary Davies | 12th October 2020

A white-rumped vulture at Pinjore (Chris Bowden, RSPB) Last week, eight white-rumped vultures were released as a pilot trial by the Haryana State Forest Minister from close to the Pinjore Jatayu Breeding Centre in northern Haryana, India. The centre, which is managed by BNHS, with funds from Haryana Forest Department, central Government and the Royal…

Vulture Awareness across SAVE – A cartoon, photobook, webinars, events in every SAVE country…

By Mary Davies | 1st October 2020

There were many events held in South Asia around 5th September for International Vulture Awareness Day… Nepal hosted many events summarised here by BCN, most notably a national vulture count was organised on 5th September, and this was explained in an article in Himalayan Nature. BCN also launched a photobook with superb images of all…

Bangladesh Minister attends major live vulture event calling for ketoprofen ban

By Mary Davies | 28th September 2020

In Bangladesh a major live event, organised by IUCN Bangladesh and the Forest Department, was widely attended including by Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Shahab Uddin, three prominent MPs, National vulture experts and SAVE/RSPB. It clearly called for a national ketoprofen ban, and highlighted the other priorities for conserving vultures. There was national TV…

Diclofenac is not the only problem – the threat of other toxic NSAIDs to vultures in Asia and globally.

By Mary Davies | 10th September 2020

The pharmacy surveys paper has further serious implications and this news piece features John Mallord’s second blog explaining why this is important both in Asia and worldwide: A recently-published paper detailing the results of undercover pharmacy surveys highlighted the ongoing risk to South Asia’s vultures of the continued availability of diclofenac (see our previous news…

Diclofenac and other drugs still in use: Major paper just published

By Mary Davies | 3rd September 2020

Results from pharmacy surveys in India, Nepal and Bangladesh have been published in a major update in Bird Conservation International (BCI). As a special concession for vulture conservation, BCI have kindly allowed free access for the first two months, so do take advantage and download. John Mallord (corresponding author) highlights the full implications of the…

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