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Indian Government commits to sign raptor...

Thu, 21/01/2016
India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to protect migratory birds of prey.

Major breakthrough in fight to save Asian...

Fri, 28/08/2015
A major step for the future of vultures in Asia has been announced by the Indian Ministry of Health. A ban of multi-dose vials of human formulations of diclofenac, which is responsible for the death of tens of millions of Asia’s vultures, has come into force with immediate effect.

Venturing into new territory, Africa and Asia

Wed, 01/07/2015
Newly industrialized nations are catching-up to ‘western’ standards: more money, more cars, more everything. With it comes a growing demand for cement and building materials, so BirdLife / HeidelbergCement have ventured into new partnership grounds...

Number of vulture deaths per meal reduced by a...

Tue, 14/10/2014
The number of vultures dying from diclofenac contamination in India has reduced by more than a third between 2005 and 2009, according to a new study.
The creation of a vulture safe zone will help populations stabilise and increase (Marek Jobda; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Indian Partner to establish Vulture Safe Zone in...

Mon, 27/01/2014
BNHS (BirdLife in India), in association with Rio Tinto and BirdLife International, is establishing a 30,000 square km Vulture Safe Zone in Madhya Pradesh.

Amur Falcons tracked to Africa

Thu, 19/12/2013
Three Amur Falcons have been tracked by satellite from Nagaland in India to Africa, showing what an amazing journey these birds take.

Action for Amur Falcons brings hope for an end to...

Fri, 29/11/2013

Last year’s news of the massacre of Amur Falcons in India shocked the world.

Ten new Members of Honour at BirdLife World...

Wed, 26/06/2013
These awards are made to people who have made a significant contribution to the growth, governance, finances and conservation strategy of BirdLife International over at least five years.
An adult male Amur Falcon hangs helplessly in a hunter's net (Conservation India)

Help required to end hunting massacre in Nagaland...

Thu, 15/11/2012
On November 1st, national online campaigning organisation Conservation India broke the shocking news of an appalling massacre of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons that had recently been trapped for sale in the remote state of Nagaland in the north-east of India. Today we invite you to help us stop this hunting forever by donating to an emergency fund that will help Bombay Natural History Society (BirdLife in India) coordinate national action to address the issue.
Vulture numbers across India and Nepal appear to be stabilising (Jonathan C Eames)

First signs of recovery for Asia’s Critically...

Thu, 15/11/2012
A new study shows that in both India and Nepal, all three Critically Endangered vulture species have remained stable in the last few years.

Conserving South Asia's vultures

Thu, 18/10/2012
No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if immediate steps are not taken for their conservation, NGOs have warned at the CBD CoP 11

Opposing views and progress: mid-conference...

Wed, 17/10/2012
News directly from the hard-working BirdLife policy team in Hyderabad, India, where negotiations of the CBD are in their final week...

Sharing experiences on effective biodiversity...

Mon, 15/10/2012
The major role corporates have to play in conservation in relation to sustainable development models for India and Japan was discussed at a COP11 side event
Narcondam Hornbill has a bluish ring around its eye, almost like eye-shadow. The Endangered species, found only on Narcondam Island has been saved! (Niranjan Sant; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Saving Narcondam Hornbill is on radar of the...

Tue, 25/09/2012
Great news for Narcondam Hornbill which has been saved from a proposed Indian Coast Guard RADAR development.