The IUCN's Vulture Specialist Group (VSG) have published their latest biannual newsletter, which covers the latest developments in vulture conservation and research from around the world.
The IUCN Vulture Specialist Group
The Vulture Specialist Group is one of 140 Specialist Groups that along with a science-based network of more than 10,000 volunteer experts, Red List Authorities and Task Forces make up the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Species Survival Commission (SSC), dedicated to delivery of actions that conserve nature.
The Vulture Specialist Group is made up of regional co-chairs with the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) Director José Tavares is co-chair of the Europe region.
A lot has happened for vultures in the past six months, with both good and bad news.
A vulture conservation disaster killed thousands of Hooded Vultures in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, and it is still unravelling.
Vultures were highly prominent at the CMS CoP13 conference this February in Gujarat, India, with several vulture side events, and an important new CMS document agreed in the preventing poisoning text covering both poison-baits and NSAIDs issues.
By September 2019, some critical decisions were adopted by CITES explicitly referring to the Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) and the threat posed to vultures by trade in West Africa, and belief-based use.
Download and read the latest VSG newsletter that covers important vultures news across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America below.