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Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Coragypsatratus, 21 Dec 2010.

  1. Coragypsatratus

    Coragypsatratus New Member

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    Hi everybody,
    I'm a huge vulture enthusiast (both Old and New World), and want to do something to help stop the decline of vulture populations in Africa and Asia. I've been doing some research on how to help, and have found several websites containing information about organizations that are working on constructing Vulture Safe Zones, and working to stop the use of diclofenac, a veterinary drug that is given to cows, but is poisonous to vultures, who eat the carcasses of cows that have been given this drug. I was wondering if anyone on zoochat would know about a good vulture conservation organization to support, because though I've found a few, it's not very many.

    Anyone have any insights on this matter? I have some links to the sites that I've found, if anyone would like to learn more, also.
     
  2. lee456

    lee456 Well-Known Member

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    In the recent article of E.A.Z.A's Zooquaria there was an article on vulture conservation, it was in Bulgaria however. See if that'll give you any more information. Good luck!
     
  3. Coragypsatratus

    Coragypsatratus New Member

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    Thanks for replying, Lee - would you know where I could find that article? I had a look on the internet, but only found a couple of paragraphs on it under E.A.Z.A's campaign page on carnivore conservation. Was I looking in the right place?
     
  4. Saola

    Saola Well-Known Member

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    In South-East Asia, vulture conservation is conducted by Birdlife International, WCS, WWF and CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund).

    This is from the WCS Cambodia site:
    WCS Cambodia: Saving Wildlife: Vultures: Vulture Numbers on the Increase
    and the brief description of their work:
    WCS Cambodia: Saving Wildlife: Vultures: Vulture Restaurants
    WCS Cambodia: Saving Wildlife: Vultures: Vulture Ecotourism
    Rare Vulture Returns to Cambodian Skies - insciences

    WCS and Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (Cambodia):
    Untitled Document

    WWF Cambodia:
    http://assets.panda.org/downloads/wwf_cambodia_newsletter_apr_jun2009.pdf

    Cambodia vulture conservation action plan:
    http://www.birdlife.org/action/scie...crisis/cambodia_vulture_action_plan_04_05.pdf


    Birdlife International Indochina programme states:
    "In Cambodia we are currently monitoring changing population trends of two Critically Endangered species, the White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis and Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris."
    Why BirdLife is working in Indochina | Birdlife International in Indochina

    A visit of one of the sites:
    Vietnam Birding - News - Dining with vultures in Siem Pang

    Birdlife International Indochina publishes The Babbler, an extraordinary quarterly conservation newsletter. In this issue there is a report from an expedition to Myanmar (Burma), where Gyps bengalensis and G. tenuirostris were confirmed, and a description of their vulture conservation and tracking project (Gyps bengalensis, G. tenuirostris and Sarcogyps calvus) in Cambodia.
    http://birdlifeindochina.org/birdlife/report_pdfs/babbler_15.pdf
    Census results of 3 Gyps/Sarcogyps species in Cambodia, and the state of Sarcogyps calvus in Thailand:
    http://birdlifeindochina.org/birdlife/report_pdfs/babbler_18.pdf
    http://www.cepf.net/Documents/babbler_33_march2010.pdf
    http://www.cepf.net/Documents/Babbler_35_september2010.pdf
    http://www.cepf.net/Documents/babbler_30_june2009.pdf


    As for India, you may be interested in this news:
    At Katerniaghat sanctuary, 19 vulture eggs spotted
    Junglecraft: Ray of hope: Vultures breeding going on
    Nepal:
    http://www.resourceshimalaya.org/co...AndOutcasteWaterMark_sAnUmAn4b9c7bad6a4e4.pdf
     
  5. Coragypsatratus

    Coragypsatratus New Member

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    Thank you so much for all of those links, Saola! That's all I'm going to be reading for the next day, ohohoho. This should definitely give me a place to start looking for good organizations to support. Fantastic what's going on in Cambodia!
     
  6. Sun Wukong

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  7. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Major factors for vulture population decline:

    Lack of food
    Poisoning (lead, diclofenac, etc.)
    Hunting (illegal)