Action Plan for Vulture Conservation in India 2020-2025 Released

By Mary Davies | 23rd November 2020

An important 118 page vulture conservation action plan has been released by the Government of India. With forewords by the Minister for the Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC), by the Minister of State MoEFCC, by Secretary MoEFCC, and by Director General MoEFCC, plus an extended Preface by Mr Soumitra Dasgupta (now DG). The document…

SAVE the Date! 24th November

By Mary Davies | 3rd November 2020

Announcing the SAVE Annual Review Open Day event!! We are very excited that this year’s Annual SAVE meeting (Our 10th AGM) will take place on Tuesday 24th November and is now open for registration. The programme includes reports from the six partner countries, as well as speed talks from some of our well-known vulture specialists.…

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…

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