Galligan, T., Bhusal, K., Paudel, K., Chapagain, D., Joshi, A., Chaudhary, I., . . . Green, R. (2019) Partial recovery of Critically Endangered Gyps vulture populations in Nepal. Bird Conservation International: 1-16. 10.1017/S0959270919000169.
Populations of Critically Endangered White-rumped Gyps bengalensis and Slender-billed G. tenuirostris Vultures in Nepal declined rapidly during the 2000s, almost certainly because of the effects of the use in livestock of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is nephrotoxic to Gyps vultures. In 2006, veterinary use of diclofenac was banned in Nepal and this was followed by the gradual implementation, over most of the geographical range of the two vulture species in Nepal, of a Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ) programme to advocate vulture conservation, raise awareness about diclofenac, provide vultures with NSAID-free food and encourage the veterinary use in livestock of a vulture-safe alternative NSAID (meloxicam)...
Tuan, B.V., Tam, N.A., Vy, T.H., Long, H.T., Thao, N.T.T., Phung, T.K., Huy, H.Q., Huan, P.M., Nadler, T. (2019) Discovery of isolated populations of the ‘Critically Endangered’ grey-shanked duoc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 3(1): 19-15.
The grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) is one of the world’s rarest primate species. Following up on scarce information about the occurrence of this species in the southern part of Quang Nam Province, we carried out surveys to verify the existence of the species and to estimate the population size. We confirmed four extremely small, isolated populations with a total of 48 to 50 individuals...
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