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Visiting Europe’s ‘Vulture Kingdom’ – welcome to...

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sometimes, I’m very lucky. As a biologist who has gradually migrated from the often harsh, yet beautiful, conditions of fieldwork to the (even tougher!) environment of

Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture...

Mon, 25/04/2016
Scientists and NGOs are calling for a ban on veterinary diclofenac after finding it could kill as many as 6,000 vultures per year in Spain, home to 95% of the Griffon Vulture population.
A Griffon Vulture. Photo: Carles Carboneras

Saving the world’s vultures

Fri, 08/01/2016
Let's start with getting veterinary diclofenac banned in Europe.

The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante...

Tue, 15/12/2015
99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?
Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in...

Mon, 19/10/2015
A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.
Griffon Vulture

International Vulture Awareness Day: no cause for...

Fri, 04/09/2015
There are warnings this year's International Vulture Awareness Day could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.

Who will save the ugly duckling?

Mon, 16/02/2015

You probably know the story about the ugly duckling.

Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and...

Tue, 04/11/2014
Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by BirdLife, EU institutions are finally considering a ban. The European Medicines Agency is expected to rule on the lethal drug by November 30.
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

Celebrating vultures

Sun, 02/09/2012
BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day.

India’s pharmacies flout diclofenac ban but...

Tue, 06/09/2011
A study published in the journal Oryx has found that over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers.

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.