Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 23, 2017

Twelve-year Action Plan To Save Vultures

Birdwatch Magazine reports

Some 43 experts from 22 countries have met in Toledo, Spain, to draw up a strategy to save the world’s heavily threatened vulture species.

The meeting was part of preparations for the forthcoming summit of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species. Based on previous consultations and workshops that include the findings of 200 experts, the group in Toledo has expressed their deep concerns about the continued veterinary use of diclofenac, a deadly drug when consumed by vultures, and designed a 12-year action plan which aims to ensure the conservation of all vulture species.

There are 23 vulture species in the world and 16 of them are globally threatened;: four Asian species and four African are critically endangered.

Read full story: Twelve-year action plan to save vultures | News | Birdwatch Magazine

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