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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

March 2019: New SAVE Partners!!

By Irene Sabiniarz | 5th March 2019

We are delighted to announce that the new national vulture consortium created in Myanmar, the Myanmar Vulture Working Group (MVWG) has been welcomed as a Project partner to SAVE. Instigated through two key meetings [Myanmar comes together for vultures] in 2018, two participants, Thiri Daewe Aung, and Ngwe Lwin attended the annual SAVE meeting, representing…

February 2019: New diclofenac threat discovered in Cambodia AND Myanmar

By Irene Sabiniarz | 20th February 2019

Reports at this year’s annual SAVE meeting from both Cambodia AND Myanmar, show that large dose, veterinary formulations of diclofenac are freely available on the open market. Up to now, there has been no perceived threat of veterinary diclofenac use in either country, but work by Cambodia Vulture Working Group and by the newly formed…

January 2019: South India Vultures Meeting and Action Plan Report

By Irene Sabiniarz | 18th February 2019

A milestone meeting was held in Jan 2018, bringing together experts and Governments of six south Indian states. It was supported by Raptor Research & Conservation Foundation (RRCF), and organised by Dept Zoology & Wildlife Biology, Govt Arts College, Ooty, Tamil Nadu. The report is now available on SAVE resources pages (in three parts) –…

November 2018: 8th Meeting of Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE) has begun in Nepal from 29 November to 30th November 2018 at Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godawari.

By Irene Sabiniarz | 29th November 2018

  At the opening ceremony of the 8th Annual SAVE meeting in Kathmandu, SAVE Chairman Professor David Houston today formally welcomed Nepal’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation as the nineteenth Member of SAVE. Man Bahadur Khadka, Director General, DNPWC accepted a bouquet and expressed the great honor for DNPWC of becoming a Government…

NOVEMBER 2018: Update on the captive released White-rumped vultures in Nepal

By Irene Sabiniarz | 22nd November 2018

Great news is that all the vultures that were released in September 2018 are alive and well, and gradually moving further away from the release area. Initially they were quite sedentary staying close to the release aviary and feeding on the carcasses supplied, which also attracted several of the wild tagged birds. In October the…

October 2018: Upcoming Annual SAVE Meeting in Kathmandu 29-30 November 2018

By Irene Sabiniarz | 31st October 2018

We are delighted to confirm the venue for the 8th Annual SAVE meeting at Hotel View Bhrikuti at Godavari in the Kathmandu Valley which will be hosted by Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN). The meeting format will be two full days on 29 and 30 November revisiting and updating the SAVE Blueprint Recovery Plan, and…

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