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Conservation actions to secure the recovery of Gyps species vultures


Ref: EIDPO022
Type: Post-Project
Project Leader: Dr Richard Cuthbert
Lead Institution: RSPB
Host Country Institutions: BNHS - Bombay Natural History Society, Bird Conservation Nepal, Indian Veterinary Research Institute - IVRI
Start Date: 2007-06-01
End Date: 2010-03-31
Funding: £181,386.00
Website: http://www.vulturerescue.org
Status: Completed
Regions: South Asia
Countries: India, Nepal
Purpose: The purpose of the post-project is to improve national and regional capacity to monitor the use and impacts of NSAIDs and conserve and recover vulture populations through in situ and ex-situ activities across South Asia The objectives of the original Darwin project were to establish the current extent of the declines, identify the main causal agent of decline, produce a plan for the management of declines, support partners in implementing the plan, protect Gyps populations from declines, disseminate knowledge and develop a funding strategy. The original project was successful in achieving these objectives including determining that diclofenac was the main causal agent, finding a safe alternative, obtaining a ban on veterinary diclofenac in the region, and establishing vulture conservation breeding centres. However, whilst this represents considerable progress, it remains essential that the ban is effectively implemented and monitored, as diclofenac continues to be used and the remaining small vulture populations continue to decline.The post-project follows on from the first project through providing the techniques to enable India and Nepal to monitor the effectiveness of the diclofenac ban, to implement in-situ vulture conservation measures to ensure that populations persist in the wild, and to increase staff capacity and expertise at the vulture conservation breeding centres.
Outputs: 1. Indian researchers trained in methods for sampling and analysis of NSAID prevalence in livestock carcasses and for monitoring NSAID sales and use by user groups 2. In-situ conservation activities established and effective around extant vulture colonies in Nepal and India 3. Effective mechanisms for the co-ordination of in-situ conservation activities within the region established 4. Capacity to undertake vulture conservation breeding programmes in the region enhanced

Related Projects: Prediction and management of declines in Gyps species vultures, Sustaining biodiversity, livelihoods and culture in PNG's montane forests

Documents:
Title: EIDPO022 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR2 App5. Husbandry Guidelines for Gyps Vultures 2008 pages 1 & 2
Download: Training Manual [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR2 App1. ELISA PROCEDURES FOR DICLOFENAC
Download: Training Manual [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR2 App2. Husbandry guidelines for young chicks Nepal 2008
Download: Training Manual [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR2 App8. Vulture Conservation Action Plan for Nepal Submitted March 2009
Download: Biodiversity Action Plan [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR2 App7. Vulture Group India review meeting minutes June 2008
Download: Meeting Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 AR2 App15. MoEF Vulture Advert Indian Press 2009
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO022 LOGICAL FRAMEWORK revised Jan 2010
Download: Log Frame [pdf]