November 2015: Haryana Chief Minister pays visit to Pinjore Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre

By Irene Sabiniarz | 30th November 2015

On 13 Nov 2015, Honourable Shri Manohar Lal Chief Minister of Haryana paid a visit to the centre, to learn about the programme and to assist with the first transfer of endangered vulture species to the release aviary. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Haryana State Forest Minister, Haryana State Forest Secretary, Chief Wildlife Warden…

November 2015: 5th SAVE meeting held in Kathmandu: updated priorities agreed

By Irene Sabiniarz | 25th November 2015

The Fifth annual SAVE meeting was hosted by BCN and NTNC in Kathmandu at Hotel Grand Norling Resort 18-19 November. Despite an earthquake (5.2) on the second day when we all hurriedly vacated the building, the meeting otherwise went smoothly and all five SAVE countries were represented by the SAVE partner organisations. The SAVE priorities…

November 2015: First steps towards ketoprofen ban taken in Tamil Nadu, India

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th November 2015

Animal Husbandry department, Tamil Nadu state withdrew all government supplies of ketoprofen from veterinary dispensaries from three districts in September. This step will be extended to the whole state for future supplies. Immediate instructions were issued by the Director, Animal Husbandry Department to strictly stop all use of ketoprofen and return existing stocks to headquarters…

October 2015: Iran takes exemplary step to ban veterinary diclofenac

By Irene Sabiniarz | 30th October 2015

Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) is proud to announce the formal prohibition of all veterinary use of diclofenac as well as its production, export and import to Iran. Diclofenac is not among Iran’s approved veterinary drug list, but this ban, which takes immediate effect should ensure that this remains the case. It is hoped that…

October 2015: Arulagam and The Corbett Foundation first SAVE Associates

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th October 2015

Photo left: Representatives of Arulagam (Mr M Lenin – centre left) and The Corbett Foundation (Mr Kedar Gore – centre right) – immediately after the announcement of SAVE Associate status. The announcement was made on behalf of SAVE by Mr Chris Bowden (right) together with Dr Vibhu Prakash (left). Two Indian NGOs, Arulagam (Tamil Nadu)…

October 2015: Incubation and husbandry training at Pinjore

By Irene Sabiniarz | 17th October 2015

A training workshop was held at the Pinjore vulture conservation breeding centre in Haryana, with participants from four Indian vulture conservation breeding centres, and also from Nepal and Bangladesh SAVE Partners. Led by raptor breeding expert Jemima Parry-Jones together with ICBP colleague Holly Cale, ICBP’s Curator and also Vibhu and Nikita Prakash the training covered…

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