• Echoes from the Drin

SPNL's News

July, 2015

  • 17 July


    Great Crested Grebe with its chick, Bulgaria, 5 July 2015, (C) Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi

    Hope, Love & Laughter; Warmth, Prosperity & Joy; A fragrant bouquet filled with life; You may Enjoy! A very happy Eid – full of wonderful feasts, jubilation and happiness! The Great Crested Grebe winters in Lebanon and passes during migration throughout the country. The scientific adviser of SPNL , Dr Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi, photographed this Great Crested Grebe with its ...

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June, 2015

  • 19 June

    Japanese Ambassador Host Dinner for Lebanese Environmental NGOs


    Japanese Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Seiichi Otsuka hosted a dinner for the Lebanese NGOs working for nature conservation in Lebanon. SPNL delegation to the dinner was: SPNL President Ramzi Saidi , Director General Assad Serhal, and Hima Program  Manager Dalia Jawhary. Japan’s GGP has so far extended more than US$ 13.9 Million to Lebanon since 1996 to finance development projects implemented ...

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  • 16 June

    Minister Machnouk launches NatureWatch App


    The Lebanese minister of Environment Mohamad Machnouk launched NatureWatch App in a ceremony held the in the Green Hall at the Ministry of Environment’s headquarters in Beirut. NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International and SPNL which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in ...

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  • 7 June

    Summer is here at The Garden Show


    Summer is here, and with the longer, warmer days comes the desire to spend time outside, out of the city, surrounded by green. Looking to inspire in that direction is the 12th edition of The Garden Show and Spring Festival, launched Tuesday at the Beirut Hippodrome. Nestled under the shade of rare Beiruti trees, just a short walk through bright ...

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  • 7 June

    R-KNOW workshop in Sharam El-Sheikh

    R-KNOW workshop in Sharam El-Sheikh

    The “Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW)” project is a three year ENPI funded regional project working in five countries (Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco) where its main goal is to promote systemic approaches to integrated water resource management, throughout the region among researchers, experts, practitioners and other stakeholders with an interest in this ...

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  • 7 June

    CEPF Mid-term Assessment Regional Meeting in Ulcinj


    CEPF mid-term assessment of the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot has been initiated since January 2015. This involved National Assessments with 186 participants from all 11 eligible countries of the hotspot; a Stakeholder Survey in 4 languages for all stakeholders in the Med programme, receiving 116 responses. From 25- 27 May 2015 CEPF organized a Regional Meeting to verify these findings ...

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May, 2015

  • 26 May

    Marinescape Forum in Piraeus : The Mediterranean Sea Landscape on focus

    Marinescape Forum

    SPNL participated in the Marinescape Forum that was held in Piraeus – Greece on the 26th and 27th of May 2015. The forum was organized by Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Med-INA) and CIVILSCAPE in Piraeus. Speakers from various countries in Europe and the Mediterranean of different backgrounds and professional disciplines related to the marine and coastal environment were ...

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  • 21 May

    SPNL participate in the Garden Show & Spring Festival


    You are invited to visit SPNL Stand at The Garden Show & Spring Festival Travel Lebanon Section Stand R36 Wildflower Guide Souk Al Hima All the products produced by the targeted local communities will be marketed through ‘Souk Al Hima’ during the Garden show.Oud, Handmade Carpets, Sea Shell Accessories, Bottle Cap Accessories, Coffee Rite bags sets, Tabel, Handmade Glass, Sevaz ...

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  • 7 May

    Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists


    Children should be allowed to study outside to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests.  Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is damaging their eyesight. In 2013  SPNL launched an educational program titled “SNOW- School with No Walls” ,which aims to raise awareness about the Hima IBAs and KBA, species and ecosystems ...

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April, 2015

  • 10 April

    SPNL is training local communities to make Traditional Flutes and Wood Carving Techniques


    Within the EU funded project “Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” framework, the first two classes of Traditional Flutes Making, took place in Anjar on the 15th of March. The trainer, Mr. Joe Dagher, SPNL project manager Mrs Giulia Del Sarto, the outdoor educational expert, Mr. Andre Bechara and SPNL field ...

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  • 9 April

    SPNL is shortlisted to receive CSR Levant Award 2015

    CSR Levant 2015

    Lebanon will host the first CSR Levant Summit to be held on 15-17 April 2015 at ESA Business School (École supérieure des affaires) in Beirut. Under the Patronage of H.E. Boutros Harb, Minister of Post and Telecommunications in Lebanon, the CSR Levant 2015 Summit, sponsored by telecom operator Alfa , will focus on building socially responsible practices that drive community ...

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February, 2015

  • 13 February

    Syria and Lebanon latest signatories to CMS Raptor MOU

    A tame golden eagle catches a rabbit during an annual hunting competition outside Almaty

    The MSB project advocacy efforts in 2014 were rewarded when both Syrian and Lebanese governments signed the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), which brings the total number of signatories to 50. The MSB project considers the signing of the Raptors MOU by project range countries as a ...

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December, 2014

  • 31 December

    Season’s Greeting from SPNL


    Time again for me to address the changing of the season, and to give the old year one last hug. With 2014 almost at an end, it’s a good time not only to reflect on the year’s achievements, but also to look forward to what 2015 may bring for us. We’ve had a good year in 2014, and experienced a ...

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  • 15 December

    Jbeil hosts On the Move Exhibition and Souk El Hima


    Under the patronage of his Excellency the minister of environment Mohammad Al Mashnouk, and through the generous contribution of the European Union, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL in collaboration with the Municipality of Jbeil and the Municipal Cultural Center of Byblos organized ...

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  • 5 December

    SPNL Magazine Arabic Special Edition celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary

    Cover Arabic Magazine

    With the generous support of EU,  SPNL launched a special Arabic edition of SPNL’s Magazine celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary.  Founding members Ramzi Kamel Saidi and  Assad Adel Serhal wrote an editorial titled ” THREE DECADES FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE”. You can Download the PDF file from this link

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