October 2015: Arulagam and The Corbett Foundation first SAVE Associates

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th October 2015

Photo left: Representatives of Arulagam (Mr M Lenin – centre left) and The Corbett Foundation (Mr Kedar Gore – centre right) – immediately after the announcement of SAVE Associate status. The announcement was made on behalf of SAVE by Mr Chris Bowden (right) together with Dr Vibhu Prakash (left). Two Indian NGOs, Arulagam (Tamil Nadu)…

October 2015: Incubation and husbandry training at Pinjore

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th October 2015

A training workshop was held at the Pinjore vulture conservation breeding centre in Haryana, with participants from four Indian vulture conservation breeding centres, and also from Nepal and Bangladesh SAVE Partners. Led by raptor breeding expert Jemima Parry-Jones together with ICBP colleague Holly Cale, ICBP’s Curator and also Vibhu and Nikita Prakash the training covered…

September 2015: Nepal publishes new Vulture Conservation Action Plan for Nepal (2015-2019)

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th September 2015

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), Nepal in close coordination with Bird Conservation Nepal has updated and revised the Vulture Conservation Action Plan for Nepal (VCAP) 2015-2019. The previous Plan (2009-13) had become outdated in December, 2013 having prioritised many important conservation actions. However, DNPWC Nepal recognised that a revision was needed…

September 2015: Another record number of fledgling Endangered Gyps vultures at Conservation Breeding Facilities in India

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th September 2015

Article contributed by Nikita V. Prakash, BNHS. Another very good year for vulture breeding between three of the Vulture Conservation Breeding Centres in India – Pinjore, Haryana, Rajabhatkhawa, West Bengal and Rani in Assam. A record 58 nestlings have fledged this year including nine Slender-billed vulture, arguably the most endangered vulture in the world. The…

July 2015: Indian Government bans large diclofenac vials

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th July 2015

A major step for the future of vultures in India has just been announced on the Ministry of Health website, posting the gazetted notification restricting human formulations of injectable diclofenac to ‘single unit dose pack only’! The notification takes immediate effect (dated 17 July 2015). The reason this is so significant is that the larger…

2014 News Summary

By Irene Sabiniarz | 27th December 2014

•January, Support for New Vulture Safe Zone in Madhya Pradesh –The Bombay Natural History Society, with support from Rio Tinto, are set to establish a new Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ) in Madhya Pradesh which will incorporate the Long-billed vulture (as highlighted in the 2014 SAVE Report). Indian press coverage: BusinessLine and CounterCurrent •February, BBC highlights…