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A captive-reared White-rumped Vulture takes its first unrestricted flight © Jyotendra Thakuri

The big moment: Nepal releases its first ever...

Mon, 20/11/2017
Watch as conservation history is made: six captive-reared Critically Endangered White-rumped Vultures venture out into the wild. This comes at a time when the world is finally waking up to the plight of vultures.
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".

After the crash: how can we rebuild South Asia...

Thu, 31/08/2017
Conservationists from India and Nepal have come together to plan a transboundary, sustainable answer to the question: how can you improve the outlook of a bird family that has already suffered a population crash of 99%?

National Red List book for Nepal's birds...

Wed, 09/03/2016
A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.
There are many benefits to the community of sustainably-managed forests. Photo: David Thomas / BirdLife

Insights into how nature and people benefit from...

Mon, 24/08/2015

Nepal is blessed with a rich diversity of wildlife – a consequence of the varied landsc

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.

Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in...

Fri, 22/06/2012
On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. Making this condiment, soumbala, is one of the only ways local women can make a living. Whatever nature provides has value to people...

Local Conservation Groups in Nepal – Partnerships...

Sat, 19/03/2011
This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them. It is based on a visit to Nepal by David Thomas in November 2010, and is based on discussions between DT and Ishana Thapa (Senior Conservation Officer) and a visit together to LCGs at Phulchoki IBA.

Vultures fly off with awards

Thu, 23/09/2010
Bird Conservation Nepal's (BCN, Birdlife Partner) Vulture Conservation Programme has won three of the eight awards established by the WWF to recognise and honor people and organisations at the grass-root level that have made significant contribution to conserving Nepal’s rich biodiversity.

Nepal raises vulture awareness with a diclofenac...

Tue, 01/06/2010
A diclofenac destruction programme was undertaken at the Vulture Safe Zone in Nawalparasi District of Nepal on 31st March 2010, that was organised by Bird Conservation Nepal (BirdLife Partner) and Jatayu safe zone management committee.