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Birdlife report quoted in the 2017 Lebanese Official Exams

SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) is glad to know that Birdlife 2015 report “The killing” that was translated to arabic and distributed by SPNL to the Lebanese media, was quoted in the Lebanese official exams for 2017.  Thousand of Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian students living in lebanon, were asked to answer questions related to hunting regulations in the country based on this report, which …

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The “Nature Watchdogs” keeping Cyprus’ wildlife safe

By Louise Jasper The Larnaca Salt Lakes are actually a complex of four water bodies that lie to the south of Larnaca, an ancient city renowned for its large numbers of sarcophagi (stone coffins) and its picturesque seafront. “It’s one of the two most important wetlands of Cyprus,” says Ioanna, “and also a landmark for my home town.” The city …

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BirdLife: The Magazine

Inside each issue of Birdlife quarterly magazine, we shine a light on the amazing, and sometimes dangerous, fieldwork our Partners are undertaking across the globe – from preventing albatrosses getting caught up and killed by fishing hooks in the middle of the ocean, to preserving natural areas of the Middle East ravaged by civil war. In June 2017 The magazine …

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Towards seabird-safe fisheries, global efforts and solutions

The RSPB and BirdLife International have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch. By Stephanie Winnard & Berry Mulligan The RSPB and BirdLife have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch. Seabirds …

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Migration: A long-distance love story

For the past 15 years, a lovestruck stork has faithfully returned from its South Africa wintering grounds to the same rooftop in Croatia, where he is dramatically reunited with his disabled amore. It’s a love story that has captivated a nation – but every time he departs, there are fears that he will not survive to see his beloved next …

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Patricia Zurita Letter to Claudine Aoun Roukoz Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun

Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun President of Lebanon Dear Mrs. Claudine, BirdLife International, a network of conservation organisations in 119 countries around the world – together with our Lebanese partner The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) – is delighted with the recent major developments regarding the protection of birds …

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Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! For the occasion, we decode the secret language of birds 🎶

By Lipu & Alice Paone When we talk about birdsong, we cannot simply refer to a single “voice”. It is a great chorus of complex sounds, it is a real language in itself. The dry “teak” of a sparrow, the plaintive “gheck gheck gheck” of a woodpecker, the shrill “chirrip” of a lark – each sound has its own purpose …

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This man has just broken the record for most bird species seen in a year

By Shaun Hurrell, Interview: Arjan Dwarshuis has just broken the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a single year. And he is doing it to raise money for BirdLife. Despite birdwatching around the world almost non-stop since January 2016 for his “Biggest Year”, which is also being captured in a documentary film, Arjan has an excitement …

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Indigenous landscapes: ancient production in modern Turkey

By Doğa (BirdLife Turkey), In the olive groves of Izmir and the horata hills of the Bozburun Peninsula, farmers are using innovative cultivation techniques that fully respect the rhythms of local ecosystems. Farming has been a way of Anatolian life since the great ‘Neolithic Revolution’ (~10,000 – 8,000 BC) when early forms of agriculture first began to develop in the …

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Birds of a Feather: Our partners’ highlights from 2016

By Gui-Xi Young, From the wild North Atlantic to the Caspian Sea; from the fjords of Breiðafjörður to the Iron Gates on the Danube, from the high Pyrenees to the Kazakh Steppe – how better to bask in the spectacular natural beauty of Europe & Central Asia than with a bird’s eye view? Here are just some of our partners’ …

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