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SPNL is an a-political organisation, working at the national level in a collaborative and transparent manner. SPNL bases its work on sound science and passionate commitment, which through transparent and democratic processes, leads to a well-informed public. SPNL strives to conserve biodiversity for the provision of a better quality of life through sustaining sites, habitats, species and people.

United Nations CBD COP14 Egypt: MIDORI Prize Winners 2018

AEON Environmental Foundation” MIDORI Prize winners “ film to the UN CBD COP 14, Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt. The winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize are Dr. Kathy MacKinnon, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas; Mr. Assad Serhal, Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon; and Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri, Former Science Advisor …

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Message from the Princess

Assad Serhal the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) received the following message from BirdLife’s Honorary President Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan: Dear Assad I hear from Patricia Zurita (BirdLife CEO) and then from Mr. Takuya Okada, a good friend, that you were to be a recipient of the MIDORI Prize. Many congratulations. I am delighted that the dedication …

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Looking to the past to create a better future: Assad Serhal interview

Assad Serhal, hunter-turned-conservationist, now Director of BirdLife Lebanon and winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018, shares what motivates his important work to create community-based protected areas in the Middle East By Dima Obeidat Born in the village of Keyfoun near the foothills of Mount Lebanon, Assad Serhal grew up surrounded by nature and hunters, and he would get …

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MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018 will hold an award ceremony on 31 October

The AEON Environmental Foundation (Chairman: Takuya Okada, Honorary Chairman and Adviser of AEON Co., Ltd.) announced today that it will hold an award ceremony on Wednesday, 31 October, for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018. Prior to the ceremony, a press conference will be held as shown below. The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity was established in 2010 at the 10th …

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Winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018 were announced today. The MIDORI Prize is a prestigious biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional, or local levels. The winners …

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7 things we’re doing to protect migratory birds

This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy. By Jessica Law Birds don’t stay put – that’s just …

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Assad Serhal the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) Wins Midori Prize 2018 in Biodiversity

Assad Serhal, the Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon), was named among the winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity. The full list of winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize are: Dr. Kathy MacKinnon (U.K.) Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Mr. Assad Serhal (Lebanon) Director General, Society for the Protection …

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BirdLife Meeting 2018: A global partnership meets to discuss the next half-decade of conservation

Between September 26th-28th, over 200 members of the BirdLife family flocked to Wallonia, Belgium for the 2018 BirdLife General Partnership Meeting. Held every five years, these landmark meetings are where we gather to elect our Government and review our conservation strategy for the years to come. By Patricia Zurita, CEO, BirdLife International As a new decade draws near, our planet …

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Hima Ras El Metn soaring birds celebrated the International day for migratory birds

Ras El Metn soaring birds also celebrated the International day for migratory birds by showing themselves to birdwatchers. Ras Al Metn’s commitment to the occasion was expressed by the absence of hunters. Photos by: Prof Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi

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André Hoffmann awarded WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award

MAVA President André Hoffmann has been named the recipient of WWF’s annual Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award which honours and recognises valuable contributions made toward the global conservation movement. “Receiving this award, 20 years after my father, is a great honour. I am grateful to the committee for having selected me as I am not an obvious choice. I am …

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