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Conserving South Asia's vultures

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 12:50

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

Asia

Sharing experiences on effective biodiversity conservation amongst the private sector in India and Japan

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:28

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

Worldwide

India’s pharmacies flout diclofenac ban but vulture breeding centres have best year yet

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 08:50

A study published in the journal Oryx has found that over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers.

Asia

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 22:30

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List for birds.

Pacific

First signs of progress in saving Indian vultures from killer drug

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 03:10

The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists.

Asia

Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 12:09

Watch the new video to find out more about the Vulture project and to meet the people who are saving Asia's vultures from extinction.

Asia

The Indian Bird Conservation Network

Sat, 19/03/2011 - 08:56

This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them. The review is part of a project funded by the Aage V. Jensen Foundation.

Asia

Site conservation in India

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:56

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India), one of the largest membership-based conservation NGOs in India, is the oldest organisation in the BirdLife Partnership, having recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Asia

The true costs of saving India’s wetlands

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 16:58

The struggle to save coastal wetlands is a global issue. The RSPB have been following examples in the UK as well in Kenya. Plans for a coal-fired power station in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at Sompeta have been set aside by India’s National Environment Appellate Authority. The developer had already started the land clearance before it had permission to do so. In the protests that were sparked as result of the pre-emptive action and the failure to engage local communities, 4 people were killed...

Indian Government should have listened to BNHS on Andhra power plant

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 09:18

The four lives lost in police firing at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India protesting against the thermal power plant by Nagarjuna Construction Company, would have been saved, had the government listened to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India) report submitted in December 2009 concerning power plants in the wetlands of Srikakulam district.

Asia

Important Funding Success for the Gangetic Dolphin Project

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 16:07

Conservationists striving to conserve the Endangered Gangetic dolphin have recently been awarded a significant funding boost from the Darwin Initiative. The three-year project, a collaboration between the Zoological Society of London and Aaranyak will be led by in-country Project Leader Dr Wakid Abdul, Programme Head of Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Programme.

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