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Music on the Wing

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On Saturday 23 June, we welcomed over 500 guests to our Music on the Wing fundraising evening; a celebration of music and birds. The weather was perfect, the music superb and the birds of prey magnificent.

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Good news for Asia’s declining vultures

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New restrictions on toxic veterinary drugs in Pakistan

Vulture populations in South Asia have collapsed by over 95% since the mid-1990s. The primary cause of this catastrophic decline and an ongoing threat is the ingestion by vultures of livestock carcasses containing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), principally diclofenac. Although diclofenac was banned from veterinary use in Pakistan, India and Nepal in 2006, other NSAIDs such as aceclofenac and ketoprofen still pose a major threat to critically endangered vultures.

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Positive Vulture News

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We have now expanded our project in Pakistan to include research and conservation of the Red-headed and Egyptian Vultures, in addition to the Asian White-backed and Long-billed Vultures that we already work with.

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