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White-rumped Vultures fitted with satellite transmitters wait within the pre-release aviary © Bird Conservation Nepal

Captive-reared Critically Endangered vultures...

Wed, 08/11/2017
Conservationists are making great progress in removing vulture-killing drug diclofenac from Nepal, with vulture populations stabilising as a result. Now, in this safer environment, it’s almost time for six captive-reared White-rumped Vultures to venture out into the wild.
El Buitre Dorsiblanco es uno de cuatro especies de buitres en Peligro Crítico beneficiados por esta prohibición

India cierra la escapatoria que amenazaba la...

Fri, 27/10/2017
El gobierno de India tomó un importante paso para prevenir la extinción de buitres asiáticos que se encuentran en Peligro Crítico. Por la duración del juicio el juez estuvo del lado de los buitres, refiriéndose a ellos como “trabajadores de sanidad” en vez de “aves carroñeras”.
The White-rumped Vulture is one of four critically endangered vulture species benefiting from the ban © Lip Kee

India closes the loophole threatening the...

Fri, 27/10/2017
This week, India took a crucial step towards preventing the extinction of Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures by upholding the ban on large vials of diclofenac, a painkiller fatal to vultures. The judge was on the vultures’ side throughout, preferring the term “sanitary workers” to "scavengers".
Red-headed Vulture © Jonathan Eames

One quarter of Bangladesh is safe from recently...

Mon, 03/04/2017
After successfully banning two drugs poisonous to vultures, Bangladesh is leading the way in Asian vulture conservation, and moving towards banning a third
Spoon-billed Sandpiper © Kajornyot Wildlife Photography/Shutterstock

One to Watch - Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 02/12/2016
In our "One to Watch" series, we take a quick look at the status of some of the iconic species we're working on.

Disaster in the Sundarbans

Thu, 18/12/2014
A tanker and another vessel have collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of oil into the waters of the Sundarban tidal mangrove forests in Bangladesh.
Masked Finfoot (Chris R Shepherd)

Threat to last stronghold of Asian Finfoot

Thu, 17/10/2013

The Sundarbans of Bangladesh holds one of the last populations of the Endangered Masked

Chaiwat Chinuparawat; www.theworldsrarest.com

Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site becomes...

Mon, 22/04/2013
Sonadia Island in Bangladesh, where 10% of the known population of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper spends the winter, has been recognised by BirdLife as Bangladesh’s 20th Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.