Welcome to BirdLife International Our 25th SAVE Partner

By Irene Sabiniarz | 19th January 2022

SAVE announces the addition of BirdLife International as its latest member, and Core Partner. BirdLife has always been closely associated and supportive of SAVE, but this fully recognises the important role it plays. Vinayagan Dharmarajah, the Asia regional director (and long-term vulture fan) based in Singapore has become increasingly involved in various aspects of SAVE…

First ever Vulture Safe Zone declared fully safe in Nepal at SAVE’s 11th Annual Meeting

By Irene Sabiniarz | 15th December 2021

The recovery of populations of two Critically Endangered vulture species in Nepal is linked directly to progress in removing the toxic drug diclofenac from veterinary use in Nepal’s Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ). Action in this VSZ has raised public awareness about the hazard posed to vultures by the toxic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug when it is…

Indian Government honours Vibhu Prakash and Vulture Programme

By Irene Sabiniarz | 1st December 2021

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav,  awarded Dr Vibhu Prakash of the Bombay Natural History Society the Directors Prani Mitra Award 2021 for his role in vulture conservation. The award is for the ex-situ work in particular, and was made in the presence of Shri Kiritsinh Rana, Hon’ble Minister…

Release & Tagging of Wild Vultures in Nepal

By Mary Davies | 11th November 2021

Ten wild white-rumped vultures have been caught, tagged and released, and eight more birds from the breeding centre were tagged and released, by the Government of Nepal, Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) and other conservation organisations. Two of the released birds were captive-bred juveniles, and six were captive-reared adults. BCN team tagging and ringing the birds…

Announcement: SAVE Annual Review Open Day 2021

By Mary Davies | 14th October 2021

We are very excited that this year’s Annual SAVE meeting (Our 11th AGM) will take place on Thursday 2nd December and is now open for registration. The programme includes reports from the six partner countries, short talks from some of our well-known vulture specialists, and a special Vulture Safe Zone announcement! Please click here to…

Second vulture-safe veterinary painkiller identified! Tolfenamic Acid

By Mary Davies | 9th September 2021

In 2003, the veterinary use of diclofenac to treat cattle was discovered to be the cause of catastrophic vulture declines across South Asia. There was an urgent need to identify alternative, safe NSAIDs for veterinary use. The NSAID meloxicam was tested in 2006 and found to be both safe to vultures and effective in treating…

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