SPNL's News

July, 2018

  • 10 July

    SPNL Participation in The Garden Show and Spring Festival

    As part of the co-funding from Lebanon Traveler (USAID) for the development of 6 interpretive signs for the Botanic/butterfly garden trail establishment in West Bekaa Country Club in Hima Kherbet Kanafar, SPNL participated in the garden show and spring festival from May 30 to June 2, 2018. The festival is Beirut premier Spring event that has been organized for 15 consecutive …

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June, 2018

  • 30 June

    SPNL team visits Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz

    SPNL Team had a meeting with Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz. The aim of the meeting was to organize for the World Migratory Bird Day 2018 event. The event shall take place at the Presidential Palace in the first week of October. Mrs. Roukoz was very impressed to hear about the butterfly garden and trail that being implemented by SPNL at …

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  • 28 June

    SPNL Highlights New Volunteer Opportunities to Help Save the Environment

    “Are you passionate about the environment? Do you have a lot of time on your hands? If yes, would you be interested in volunteering to help with environmental conservation projects in Lebanon? The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) is one of Lebanon’s oldest environmental NGOs, founded in the 1980s. A major part of SPNL’s focus is …

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  • 19 June

    Intern-volunteer vacancy to monitor biodiversity of the Shouf and West Bekaa landscape

    As part of the Mava Shouf Project, “Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values”, SPNL is looking for enthusiastic college graduates with a scientific background to be working as volunteers/interns on the scientific component of the project precisely on the monitoring of …

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  • 18 June

    Assad Serhal Nominated for MIDORI Prize by Birdlife International

    The Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon or SPNL, Assad Serhal, was nominated for the Midori Prize for his work to advance nature conservation within his homeland of Lebanon, working tirelessly for pragmatic win-win solutions that are equally good for nature and people. The MIDORI Prize was established by the AEON Environmental Foundation in …

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  • 9 June

    SDC New Water Project in West Baalback Region

    Project in SPNL, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), West Baalback Union of Municipalities, and the Bekaa Water Establishment have joined forces to initiate the Hima and Homat Al Hima approach for the sustainable water use and management in the West Baalbak Region. The project is an extension to the previously initiated project in the West Bekaa region titled “Empowering Local communities, for Water resources …

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May, 2018

  • 5 May

    Afaf Osseiran elected new SPNL president

    All of the 12 nominees listed in SPNL’s nomination Circular were elected by acclamation. The New president of SPNL is Ms. Afaf Osseiran, wife of the late president Ramzi El Saidi. She will be the first woman that will lead SPNL towards the continuous efforts to save nature in Lebanon. The list of the new board was as follows: Ms. …

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  • 1 May

    SPNL signs MOU with The Cooperation without Borders (CWB) for Tailored Development

    On 24 November 2017, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Cooperation without Borders (CWB) for Tailored Development. Whereas SPNL mission is to protect nature, birds, and biodiversity in Lebanon and promote the sustainable use of resources by reviving the concept of Al Hima; Whereas, CWB mission is to promote community-based socio-economic …

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April, 2018

  • 30 April

    Olive Oil & Rewilding | Lush Summit 2018

    Olive oil has regenerative power not only for our bodies, but the right farming approaches can help integrate war refugees, protect ancient habitats and cultures and prevent the illegal slaughter of birds. We’ll hear about the power of olive oil from three projects Lush sources from in Lebanon, Turkey, and Spain.

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  • 21 April

    Ramzi El Saidi: A Lebanese hero of nature conservation

    Ramzi Saidi, SPNL’s president has passed away on Wednesday 28th of March 2018, in Lebanon. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to this man of few words, decisive action and unswerving commitment and his love for art and nature. Saidi life and achievements serve to highlight the bright side of human nature. He has put his intellectual talents and his …

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  • 21 April

    Ramzi El Saidi: Lifetime of Art collecting sums up a lifelong love

    SPNL.ORG is republishing this article in memory of SPNL late president Mr. Ramzi El Saidi who died on Wednesday 28th of March 2018.  It is said by artists and critics alike that the most important collections of art in the world are amassed not by museum committees or panels of jurors but by individuals. And moreover, that such collections tell you as …

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March, 2018

  • 28 March

    The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon mourns its president, Ramzi El Saidi

    Dear friends and members We have a very saddening news to share with you. We lost our beloved President Mr. Ramzi El Saidi this Wednesday 28th of March. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues in SPNL. His memory will be honored by the continuation of the work he was involved in to protect Lebanon’s nature.  

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  • 14 March

    Action plan for how MCNC project will continue in the future

    The Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture team (or MCNC for short) has had their closure meeting in Greece- Athens on March 14 & 15 2018. MCNC is a collective movement to support and raise awareness on cultural practices that have a positive impact on biodiversity in the Mediterranean. Currently made up of 6 partners, we work with communities to …

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February, 2018

  • 8 February

    SPNL’s Hima approach is part of Annahar special Edition

    Annahar Lebanese daily newspaper launched a special issue, that was published today, which features an unprecedented group of prestigious guest writers. Over 250 iconic personalities, including SPNL Managing Director Assad Serhal, wrote in the special issue, hosted by the issue’s guest Editor-in-Chief, governor of Banque du Liban Dr. Riad Salameh. These contributors are established pioneers in their respective fields, who will …

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December, 2017

  • 17 December

    SPNL honours Liban Cables for adopting environmentally friendly systems

    On 31 October 2017, Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL, team visited Liban Cables Factory in Nahr-Ibrahim. The purpose of the visit was to honour the Chairman and President of Liban Cables, Mr. Bassem El-Hibri and the team of Liban Cables, in recognition to the solar power plant installation in the factory that will ease the pressure …

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