March 2016: Cattle metabolise aceclofenac into vulture-killing diclofenac

By Irene Sabiniarz | 1st March 2016

Veterinary use on cattle of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac is the principal cause of the virtual disappearance of formerly abundant vultures from most parts of the Indian subcontinent. Vultures die from kidney failure when the feed on the carcass of an animal given the drug shortly before it died. The population of one…

March 2016: Vulture Safe Zone Report

By Irene Sabiniarz | 1st March 2016

Following the second gathering of Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ) practioners from across South Asia, held in Lucknow in October, the report is now available of the meeting which showcases experience and best VSZ practice examples, explains various methodologies in some detail, and also discusses the challenges and solutions. The report highlights just how far VSZ…

March 2016: 5th Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction Annual Report, including Blueprint for Recovery

By Irene Sabiniarz | 1st March 2016

This year’s SAVE Blueprint (Asian Vultures) includes the updated version of the Blueprint for recovery of South Asia’s Gyps vultures to 2025. The report also contains a large number of exciting developments including full details on how SAVE Partners and the South Asian Governments (and Cambodia) are implementing priority efforts to conserve South Asian Vultures,…

February 2016: Cambodian Vulture Conservation Project Report published

By Irene Sabiniarz | 1st February 2016

The CVCP report for 2015/16 is now available for download.

February 2016: India signs CMS MOU with important vulture implications

By Irene Sabiniarz | 1st February 2016

The Convention for Migratory Species (CMS) will soon include all Indian vultures and this makes India’s commitment to this important convention more significant for vulture conservation and to providing the necessary resources. Read more.

February 2016: Updated ‘Blueprint for the Recovery of South Asia’s Gyps vultures’

By Irene Sabiniarz | 1st February 2016

The 2016 updated ‘Blueprint for the Recovery of South Asia’s Gyps vultures’ resulting from the 5th Annual SAVE Meeting of Partners is now available. There are a number of revisions and updates in this latest version, reflecting some important progress as well as new challenges. Note that for the first time Responsible Agencies are listed…

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