July 2017: Indian Government bans nylon strings for kite-flying across India

By Irene Sabiniarz | 24th July 2017

One localised threat to vultures (and many other birds) which has certainly killed and injured large numbers in the past has been banned by the Indian Government on 11 July. Particularly in NW India, this has been an increasing activity centred on festivals and kite-fighting contests, with the sharp ground-glass on the nylon kite-strings causing…

July 2017: Renewed BirdLife push to ban vet diclofenac in Europe – please sign

By Irene Sabiniarz | 6th July 2017

Help ban diclofenac today by signing this petition from the BirdLife initiative ‘Ban Vet Diclofenac’.

June 2017: South Asia Regional Steering Committee meets in Kathmandu

By Irene Sabiniarz | 3rd July 2017

The 6th Regional steering committee of the South Asian Governments met in Nepal on 28 June. This was the second such meeting under the chairmanship of Nepal, which will pass next to Bangladesh in November 2017. Updates and representations were made for each of the four member countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan as well…

June 2017: Bangladesh pharma companies engage in vulture conservation – a blog from IUCN Bangladesh

By Irene Sabiniarz | 30th June 2017

In this blog IUCN Bangladesh talk about how they involved two of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh in the conservation of vultures and the positive impact they are having.

April 2017: Nepal Vulture Release plans move ahead!

By Irene Sabiniarz | 18th April 2017

Six captive-reared White-rumped Vultures from the Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre, Kasara, Chitwan National Park were released to a pre-release aviary built at the Vulture Safe Feeding Site, Pithauli, Nawalparasi on 15 April 2017. Chief guest, Man Bahadur Khadka, Director General, Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation released the first bird into the pre-release…

March 2017: Updated SAVE Blueprint and full Report of the 6th Annual SAVE meeting held in Mumbai now available

By Irene Sabiniarz | 29th March 2017

The 2017 updated Blueprint for the Recovery of Asia’s Critically Endangered Gyps Vultures (also at the back of the SAVE Report) has 2017 updates (in red) following the review during the Nov 2016 meeting – and continues to serve us well to steer the priority work. Note that we added one new activity following discussions…