Vulture Awareness across SAVE – A cartoon, photobook, webinars, events in every SAVE country…

By Mary Davies | 1st October 2020

There were many events held in South Asia around 5th September for International Vulture Awareness Day… Nepal hosted many events summarised here by BCN, most notably a national vulture count was organised on 5th September, and this was explained in an article in Himalayan Nature. BCN also launched a photobook with superb images of all…

Bangladesh Minister attends major live vulture event calling for ketoprofen ban

By Mary Davies | 28th September 2020

In Bangladesh a major live event, organised by IUCN Bangladesh and the Forest Department, was widely attended including by Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Shahab Uddin, three prominent MPs, National vulture experts and SAVE/RSPB. It clearly called for a national ketoprofen ban, and highlighted the other priorities for conserving vultures. There was national TV…

Diclofenac is not the only problem – the threat of other toxic NSAIDs to vultures in Asia and globally.

By Mary Davies | 10th September 2020

The pharmacy surveys paper has further serious implications and this news piece features John Mallord’s second blog explaining why this is important both in Asia and worldwide: A recently-published paper detailing the results of undercover pharmacy surveys highlighted the ongoing risk to South Asia’s vultures of the continued availability of diclofenac (see our previous news…

Diclofenac and other drugs still in use: Major paper just published

By Mary Davies | 3rd September 2020

Results from pharmacy surveys in India, Nepal and Bangladesh have been published in a major update in Bird Conservation International (BCI). As a special concession for vulture conservation, BCI have kindly allowed free access for the first two months, so do take advantage and download. John Mallord (corresponding author) highlights the full implications of the…

June 2020: How is COVID-19 affecting our work?

By Mary Davies | 3rd June 2020

You might be wondering how the network of Asian vulture conservationists have been coping with the pandemic crisis, and whether things are still on track. Thankfully we don’t believe anyone working in the partnership has been directly affected by the virus so far, but there have still been some very serious consequences. The effects in…

May 2020: Breeding Colony of White-rumped Vultures Discovered in Laos!

By Mary Davies | 5th May 2020

Two white-rumped vultures were fitted with GSM tags in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary Cambodia at a feeding station in early March in an attempt to discover where Siem Pang’s white-rumped vultures nest. The white-rumped vulture has always been the most common vulture attending feeding stations in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary but they have only ever…