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…

June 2020: How is COVID-19 affecting our work?

By Mary Davies | 3rd June 2020

You might be wondering how the network of Asian vulture conservationists have been coping with the pandemic crisis, and whether things are still on track. Thankfully we don’t believe anyone working in the partnership has been directly affected by the virus so far, but there have still been some very serious consequences. The effects in…

May 2020: Breeding Colony of White-rumped Vultures Discovered in Laos!

By Mary Davies | 5th May 2020

Two white-rumped vultures were fitted with GSM tags in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary Cambodia at a feeding station in early March in an attempt to discover where Siem Pang’s white-rumped vultures nest. The white-rumped vulture has always been the most common vulture attending feeding stations in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary but they have only ever…

April 2020: Nepal: Released White-rumped Vultures Now Travelling Far and Wide

By Mary Davies | 23rd April 2020

Since 2017, 31 captive-reared and captive-bred1 White-rumped Vultures Gyps bengalensis have been released and fitted with GPS telemetry tags, which allows us to monitor the movements and survival of these Critically Endangered birds. By following them, along with 30 wild birds also fitted with GPS tags, and investigating the cause of mortality of any vultures…

April 2020: Bangladesh Himalayan Griffon release & SAVE wing tagging plans

By Mary Davies | 20th April 2020

On 4 April 2020, 12 rehabilitated Himalayan Griffon Vultures and 1 Cinereous Vulture were released from the Vulture Rescue Centre in Singra National Park, Dinajpur District, Northern Bangladesh. The centre is managed by the Vulture Conservation Initiative of Bangladesh, spearheaded by IUCN Bangladesh and Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD), with the technical and financial support of…