February 2020: India’s Vultures Policy Summary

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th February 2020

A new policy summary highlighting the key actions needed for conserving India’s vultures has been agreed between the Indian SAVE Partners with support from SAVE. It highlights those key actions detailed for India in the SAVE Blueprint https://save-vultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SAVE-Blueprint-2019.pdf – but also lists key facts and figures together with the critical references drawn upon in this 8-sides…

January 2020: Myanmar approves new Vulture Conservation Action Plan

By Irene Sabiniarz | 29th January 2020

Contributed by BANCA A conservation action plan for vultures in Myanmar has just been finalised, signalling a revitalisation of efforts to protect vultures by government and conservationists in the country. Myanmar is one of the last remaining strongholds for vultures in South-east Asia, where hunting and habitat in particular have devastated the carrion-base on which…

December 2019: Another landmark – tagged Himalayan Griffons released in India

By Mary Davies | 18th December 2019

Six rehabilitated Himalayan Griffon Vultures were successfully released from a release aviary in West Bengal, a few km from the Rajabhatkhawa Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre by state Minister of Forests and Biodiversity, Mr Rajib Banarjee yesterday! Chris Bowden, the Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE) and RSPB’s Vulture Programme Manager said “All six are marked…

November 2019: 9th Annual SAVE Meeting featured on Bangladesh National TV

By Irene Sabiniarz | 28th November 2019

Between 4th and 6th November 2019, the ninth annual meeting of the Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE) consortium took place near to the Haryana ‘Jatayu Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre’ in India. 40 attendees, representing all six range countries, Chief Wildlife Wardens from Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and West Bengal, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, and…

October 2019: Third release in Nepal – for Critically Endangered White-rumped Vultures

By Irene Sabiniarz | 22nd October 2019

Having released the first captive-bred vultures in the world in 2018, on October 19th 2019 the Government of Nepal, Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) and other national and international conservation organisations released a further 13 White-rumped Vultures Gyps bengalensis into the wild – six were captive-bred juveniles, and seven were slightly older captive-reared birds. Early in…

September 2019: Update on Nepal Vulture Releases

By Irene Sabiniarz | 25th September 2019

Nepal was the first country to release captive-reared and captive-bred Critically Endangered White-rumped Vultures into the wild, and this October a further 13 birds (seven captive-reared and six captive-bred) are due for release at Pithauli, Nawalparasi district. The birds are currently building up their strength and assimilating with wild vultures in the pre-release aviary at…