June 2019: Good news for vultures in Nepal: evidence that the Vulture Safe Zones approach is working

By Chris | 5th June 2019

The most positive news to emerge so far from studies of the catastrophic decline of vulture populations in South Asia has been reported in a new paper in Bird Conservation International (Galligan et al. Bird Conservation International doi:10.1017/S0959270919000169). Populations of White-rumped, Indian and Slender-billed Vultures declined rapidly across the whole on the Indian subcontinent, beginning…

May 2019: 9th Annual SAVE Meeting dates announced

By Irene Sabiniarz | 30th May 2019

We are delighted that the BNHS vulture team at Pinjore Haryana, together with the Haryana State Government will be hosting this year’s SAVE meeting on 5th and 6th November in India. If you would like to attend, kindly contact the SAVE Programme Manager, at Chris.Bowden@rspb.org.uk and more details will be confirmed nearer the time. Meanwhile,…

March 2019: Updated SAVE Blueprint, and full Report of 8th Meeting now available.

By Irene Sabiniarz | 19th March 2019

Please download the full SAVE report here, with updated Blueprint Recovery plan, or the Summary meeting report here. The main report gives full vulture work updates from across Asia, and relates directly to the agreed priority actions from the Blueprint for Recovery of Globally threatened Asian Vultures. The updated regional priorities, the changes in composition…

March 2019: Two important vulture meetings held in India

By Irene Sabiniarz | 18th March 2019

State Governments in collaboration with BNHS have called two important meetings. Haryana Forest Department called a meeting together with neighbouring states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, to progress plans to clear the 100km radius around the planned release site in Haryana of toxic veterinary drugs. Engagement of the drug authorities and animal…

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…