SPNL's News

December, 2017

November, 2017

  • 15 November

    Meet the Eco-Travelling Kid Samuel Hodge

    Samuel Hodge is a 7 years old Eco-Travelling Kid! SPNL is happy to announce that Samuel and his family will be visiting Lebanon next spring, and we are very enthusiastic to have Samuel get involved with us. He will be visiting Hima Anfeh in North Lebanon in one of the best Birding Adventures. The trip will be guided by Dr. Ghassan Jaradi, the ornithologist of …

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October, 2017

  • 30 October

    Evergreen Environmental Club

    Evergreen club was initiated in 2017 in order to start and maintain a successful environmental society at AUB. The club continues to pursue its activities in 2018 under the slogan: “THERE IS NO PLANET B”. Our vision is to create an environmental friendly society at AUB which can get the students actively involved in Environmental Education which will make it …

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September, 2017

  • 11 September

    Krystel Doumit

    “Being part of SPNL gave me hope that the environment and nature in lebanon are not forgotten. A lot of people care and fight everyday to protect the diversity and richness of our land and I am proud to be part of it.”

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  • 4 September

    Ghida Alame

    Ghida Alame: My journey at SPNL was definitely a great start for me. I had a great time working and expending my knowledge on responsible hunting in Lebanon in particular. This internship made me realize how important NGOs like this are, promoting a safe and sustainable environment for our beloved country.

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  • 4 September

    Leen Al Takki

    At SPNL, I learned first and foremost, that colleagues could be family and good friends. It was my first work experience and I am thankful it turned out to be fruitful, fun and interesting. I learned a new thing about the environment and how it is interlinked with the society around us. Transhumance was an amazing concept that was introduced …

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  • 4 September

    Melissa Lebender

    I am Melissa Lebender, currently an intern at SPNL and busy with finding suitable plants for the butterfly garden. Back in Germany I am studying Biological Diversity and Ecology at Göttingen University.

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  • 3 September

    Plan To Regulate The Hunting Season And To Protect The Birds In Lebanon!

    A action plan promoting responsible hunting and tourism was announced Sunday by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), under the patronage of President Michel Aoun’s Special Assistant Claudine Aoun Roukoz. The project was launched at the BIOLAND Farm Restaurant in near Batroun. In attendance were experts from Europe, environmental associations and representatives of academic institutions. Hunting season is …

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August, 2017

  • 19 August

    Join SPNL at Kanafar Half Marathon 2017 

    A- Rules and Application Procedures 1) KANAFAR ANNUAL RACES – RUN FOR HIMA – 21 Km and 6 Km will take place on 20st August 2017. Both events are approved by the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar. 2) The Half marathon 21 km is opened to all license or not license runners, groups and individuals above 16 years old. The race of …

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June, 2017

  • 1 June

    Evangelical School of Zahle visits Hima Anjar

    Several groups of students are visiting Anjar HIMA site . The latest group was from Evangelical School of Zahle. They, like our other visitors, came into our site doing some environmental activities and also got educational awareness like hiking, tree planting, biking along the agricultural trail and wildlife conservation. Hima Sustainability could be assured through the capacity building of Hima …

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May, 2017

  • 6 May

    Meet Husein Ali Zorkot: SPNL’s Researcher & Scientific Illustrator is chasing the Butterflies of Lebanon

    Husein Ali Zorkot is a field Biologist, Naturalist, Researcher and Scientific Illustrator at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon is working on a set of upcoming guides. The colourful “Butterfly Gardening in Lebanon,” a field manual of… you guessed… butterfly gardening in Lebanon, with additional drawings and page after page descriptions of the 165 Lebanese butterflies and …

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  • 6 May

    Celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” in Hima Kherbet Kanafar

    The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, in collaboration with the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar, invites you to celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” under the patronage of Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, special advisor of the President, in the West Bekaa Country Club. This awareness-raising event would highlight the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their …

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April, 2017

  • 15 April

    Richard Prior Letter to His Excellency President General Michel Aoun

    Your Excellency,   May I congratulate you on your statement regarding the need to halt the excessive killing of migratory and resident birds in Lebanon and your general call for a greater respect for your country’s environment.   As I hope you have already heard, your statement has been widely well received and recognised around the world by many nature …

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March, 2017

  • 31 March

    Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture meets at West Bekaa country club

    The Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture semi-annual workshop was held in Lebanon. SPNL hosted the workshop that took place in West Bekaa Country Club from January 23.2017 till January 25.2017. The workshop discussed the progress of the project at the different partner level, the major project outputs expected for the coming year, new project concepts and proposals, communication, and …

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January, 2017

  • 26 January

    How Homat Al Hima is protecting Anjar’s Riparian forest

    By Berj Tumberian Back in 2013 16th of August, when this small, two hectare Riparian forest in Hima Anjar, the home for the threatened river otter and many other bird species, was given to be controlled by the municipality of Anjar instead of the ministry of agriculture, and all that because of the voluntary work of the youth in cleaning it …

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