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Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture numbers in Spain, new study confirms

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 10:10

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.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Preventing Extinctions

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 15:16

Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in Iran

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 11:50

A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.

Middle East Iran

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 10:06

The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

The Egyptian Vulture - What’s going on in Africa?

Tue, 04/01/2011 - 08:02

Since 2003 BSPB is working for the conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria. The gained knowledge during these years firmly shows that the main reason for the species decline is the increased adult mortality due to various anthropogenic threats. Significant part of the loss of birds is happening outside Bulgaria during the migration and wintering. In the last 7 years probably more than 20 adult birds did not return from their wintering areas.

Europe and Central Asia

Walking with Nature Iraq by Richard Porter

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 07:39

Wednesday 2 June and the fifth day of Nature Iraq’s (BirdLife Partner) bird conservation programme for Iraqi biologists. Hot with a noon temperature of 38 degrees. We’re clambering on rocky slopes leading up to magnificent cliffs that look down on the ancient city of Sulimaniyah some 10 kms to the west...

Middle East Iraq