SAVE the date – Online Open Day 6th February 2024

By Mary Davies | 12th December 2023

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our annual SAVE online open day on 6th February 2024. Please register here 7.30am – 11.00am GMT Starting time: Pakistan: 12.30, India: 13.00, Nepal: 13.15, Bangladesh: 13.30, Myanmar: 14.00, Cambodia: 14.30, Singapore: 15.30, UK:  07.30, Central Europe: 08.30. Programme Please register here

New paper about the toxicity to vultures of the veterinary drug Nimesulide published by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute

By Sarowar Alam | 16th November 2023

  A new experimental study led by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute confirms the acute toxicity to vultures of veterinary painkiller, nimesulide. The authors point out that, with equally affordable and safe alternatives available, there is no justification for continued licensing of this drug which poses a major threat to vulture populations. The scientifically controlled…

First Successful Tagging of Red-headed Vultures in Cambodia

By Mary Davies | 2nd October 2023

Two Red-headed vultures have been satellite tagged in Cambodia. The first, a juvenile, was successfully caught and tagged on 29 July 2023 by the Rising Phoenix team in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary (SPWS), in northern Cambodia. Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary is arguably the last stronghold for Cambodian vultures and an important focus for Rising Phoenix…

International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) 2023 in the SAVE Region

By Sarowar Alam | 11th September 2023

International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) is the annual event celebrated globally to highlight the crucial role that vultures play in ecosystems and to raise awareness about the conservation challenges they face. On this day, organizations, conservationists, and nature enthusiasts come together to educate the public about the importance of vultures in maintaining ecological balance and…

Vulture Conservation Action Plan Unveiled in Nepal to Safeguard Threatened Species

By Mary Davies | 28th August 2023

In a collaborative effort led by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) and Department of Forests and Soil Conservation (DoFSC) under the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government of Nepal, a renewed and updated Vulture Conservation Action Plan (VCAP) for the years 2023 to 2027 has been developed. This comprehensive strategy, developed…

SAVE Commends India’s Gazette Notification of Aceclofenac And Ketoprofen Ban

By Sarowar Alam | 8th August 2023

  SAVE warmly welcomes the prompt action by the Government of India to gazette and provide legal reinforcement of national bans of two veterinary drugs well known to be highly toxic to vultures. This follows on swiftly from recommendations late last month. This is a highly significant step for vulture conservation, although further steps are…