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Welcome to Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE) Website

A consortium of 24 Partners working together to implement agreed priority actions listed in the annually reviewed ‘Blueprint for the Recovery of Asia’s Globally Threatened Vultures

July 2019: Cambodia Government bans veterinary use of diclofenac

By Chris | 30th July 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia has banned the veterinary sale and use of diclofenac in the Kingdom with immediate effect. The Government has taken this measure to safeguard the remaining Cambodian vulture population, which is declining and threatened with extinction. “Diclofenac, whilst harmless to cattle and other livestock, results in death…

June 2019: SAVE at UK Birdwatching Fair 16-18 August 2019

By Chris | 13th June 2019

Anyone in the UK who is interested to meet members of the SAVE Partnership and to learn more about what we do, please come and find us in Marquee 8, stand 48 of the largest annual gathering of birdwatchers in the world at Birdfair, Rutland Water Nature Reserve. We will be displaying materials, showing videos,…

June 2019: Good news for vultures in Nepal: evidence that the Vulture Safe Zones approach is working

By Chris | 5th June 2019

The most positive news to emerge so far from studies of the catastrophic decline of vulture populations in South Asia has been reported in a new paper in Bird Conservation International (Galligan et al. Bird Conservation International doi:10.1017/S0959270919000169). Populations of White-rumped, Indian and Slender-billed Vultures declined rapidly across the whole on the Indian subcontinent, beginning…

May 2019: 9th Annual SAVE Meeting dates announced

By Irene Sabiniarz | 30th May 2019

We are delighted that the BNHS vulture team at Pinjore Haryana, together with the Haryana State Government will be hosting this year’s SAVE meeting on 5th and 6th November in India. If you would like to attend, kindly contact the SAVE Programme Manager, at Chris.Bowden@rspb.org.uk and more details will be confirmed nearer the time. Meanwhile,…

March 2019: Updated SAVE Blueprint, and full Report of 8th Meeting now available.

By Irene Sabiniarz | 19th March 2019

Please download the full SAVE report here, with updated Blueprint Recovery plan, or the Summary meeting report here. The main report gives full vulture work updates from across Asia, and relates directly to the agreed priority actions from the Blueprint for Recovery of Globally threatened Asian Vultures. The updated regional priorities, the changes in composition…

March 2019: Two important vulture meetings held in India

By Irene Sabiniarz | 18th March 2019

State Governments in collaboration with BNHS have called two important meetings. Haryana Forest Department called a meeting together with neighbouring states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, to progress plans to clear the 100km radius around the planned release site in Haryana of toxic veterinary drugs. Engagement of the drug authorities and animal…

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