Nepal: First chick hatches in the wild from release programme

By Mary Davies | 23rd March 2021

It is now the vulture breeding season in Nepal and the team based at the Pithauli release site have been observing wild birds getting busy: roosting together, mating, collecting nesting materials, building nests and incubating. It is with great interest that some of the vultures released from captivity have been closely watched showing such breeding…

Bangladesh first country to declare national ketoprofen ban

By Mary Davies | 18th February 2021

The Cabinet of the Bangladesh Government, chaired by the Prime Minister, has taken a landmark decision, approving a national ban of production, sale and use of ketoprofen to safeguard the small remaining vulture populations in the country. Bangladesh is the first country worldwide to ban any of the drugs now known to be toxic to…

Oman declares veterinary diclofenac ban

By Mary Davies | 14th December 2020

There is welcome news as Oman becomes the first country in the Arabian Peninsula to ban veterinary diclofenac, following the examples set by India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Iran. The ban has been imposed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, a move welcomed by the Environment Society of Oman (ESO). Diclofenac…

10th SAVE Meeting Presentations Available

By Mary Davies | 3rd December 2020

Many thanks to those of you who participated in or were able to attend our first online open day on 24th November. We are delighted to be able to make all of the main presentations from this year’s event available here. If you missed any sessions or were otherwise unable to attend, please take advantage…

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.…

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