Experts call for discontinuation of diclofenac for addressing vulture decline

Peshawar—IUCN Pakistan and BaanhnBeli in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change organized a Regional Symposium on conservation of vultures in Asia on Monday.
According to a press release, the symposium was organized under the Vultures Conservation Project being implemented jointly by BaanhnBeliand IUCN under a USAID funded Small Grants and Ambassador Fund project.
The purpose of the symposium was to bring together regional vulture experts to learn from their experiences and knowledge of conservation of these essential birds in the Asia Region.
Senator Saleem Zia, who was the chief guest at the inaugural session, appreciated the efforts of BaanhnBeli and IUCN strongly endorsing stringent actions against the use of diclofenac that is said to have been a major contributor to the steep decline in vulture population in Pakistan.—APP

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