Vulture Resolution agreed in Madhya Pradesh, India

By Mary Davies | 12th April 2023

A National-level Conference on Vulture Conservation and Reintroduction in Madhya Pradesh (MP) was co-organized by the MP Forest Department, Van Vihar National Park-Zoo and Bombay Natural History Society on the 20th and 21st March 2023 at RCVP Noronha Academy for Administration and Management, Bhopal. The Chief Guest was Shri J.N. Kansotiya, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary…

First Tagging of Slender-billed Vulture in Nepal

By Mary Davies | 23rd March 2023

On March 16, 2023, a ground-breaking event occurred in Nepal with the first-ever tagging of a Slender-billed Vulture. A team from Bird Conservation Nepal, Jatayu restaurant, and the senior conservation scientist of RSPB Dr John Mallord successfully trapped, tagged, and released one Slender-billed Vulture at the Vulture Safe Feeding Site in Kawasoti, Nawalpur. The team…

Final releases of captive birds in Nepal

By Mary Davies | 23rd March 2023

On March 11, 2023, a vulture conservation milestone event took place in Nepal, immediately after the successful conclusion of the SAVE meeting. The last remaining captive-reared White-rumped Vultures from the Nepal breeding were all released, having been fitted with GPS/GSM Ornitela tags on their backs and aluminium red leg rings with individual alphanumeric codes. In…

Face to face SAVE meeting in Nepal

By Mary Davies | 21st March 2023

On 9th and 10th March 2023 the first face to face SAVE meeting since 2019 took place in Nawalpur, Nepal. Dr Maheshwar Dhakal, Director General of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) chaired the opening session, which was hosted by Dr Ganesh Pant, Ecologist at DNPWC. The program was officially inaugurated by…

CMS NSAIDs threat factsheet published

By Mary Davies | 23rd February 2023

We are pleased to highlight a new factsheet produced by the NSAIDs Working Group of the CMS Raptors MoU. This resource can be used to highlight the threat these drugs pose, and has key references and links.

SAVE Open Day – recorded talks available!!

By Mary Davies | 20th February 2023

The SAVE online open day took place on 24th January and attracted over 250 registrations from followers from around the world. After introductions and summaries from our SAVE Chair and SAVE Programme manager, we had updates from country partners, followed by special talks on themes such as tagging methodology, a new Vulture Safe Zone initiative,…