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Fighting Land and Ecosystem Degradation in Lebanon

The largest Nature reserve in Lebanon (approx. 5% of the Territory) encompassing the best remaining strand of cedar forests where over 160 bird species

As a general methodology and for each sector or issue tackled, Support to Reforms – Environmental Governance (StREG) Programme carried out initial analysis, developed as necessary good practice guidelines, road maps, protocols or recommendations, and translated the latter into legislation. Protected Areas Lebanon boasts 15 protected areas covering 3% of the Lebanese territories. They are the main conservation tool in …

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Bird Your World: 12 simple actions that make life better for birds

As part of Year of the Bird, we’re encouraging nature lovers around the world to take small but meaningful actions every month that benefit nature. In this spirit, here are 12 simple steps you can encourage your friends and family to take to make the world a better place for birds. By Jessica Law – Birdlife.org 1. Fill your garden …

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AUB Botanical Garden Annual Spring Event: Bird Sanctuary

The American University of Beirut celebrated the Botanical Garden annual spring event: Bird Sanctuary, in a ceremony that gathered academies and members of the Lebanese Bird Coalition, and  Assad Serhal the managing director of SPNL-Society for the Protection of the Nature in Lebanon. As proposed by SPNL, AUB Botanical Garden is being managed by Dr. Salma Talhouk. Today AUB is a refuge …

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Mava M6 steering committee meet in Cordoba

On April 11, 12, & 13, 2018 Mava M6 steering committee meeting was held in Cordoba, Spain particularly in one of the Dehesas included in the Dehesa/Montado pilot site project. 8 Mediterranean partners participated in the meeting presenting the 4 pilot sites projects which are the Shouf Mountains in Lebanon, the Island of Lemnos in Greece, the High Atlas Mountains in …

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Killing Fields and Safe Havens for Birds in Lebanon | Lush Summit 2018

The Committee Against Birdslaughter’s (CABS) Axel Hirschfield and SPNL’s Assad Serhal discuss exposing bird crime in Lebanon, and the positive steps that are being taken to stop illegal hunting. The Audio file is now available on Lush Player.  

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The Silence of the Leaders

By Gui-Xi Young A ‘Silence of the Lambs’-inspired demonstration organised by BirdLife in Brussels last Friday saw 133 European NGOs demand more money for the EU to protect biodiversity. With nature conservation glaringly absent from the discussions on the future of Europe, civil society called on those gathered to break the ‘Silence of the Leaders’. It’s been almost 30 years since …

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OUR BLUE PLANET Saving the Earth for the Future

Every year, two major contributors to the solution of global environmental problems are selected as winners of the Blue Planet Prize. The 2017 winners are Professor Hans J. Schellnhuber, a theoretical physicist from Germany, and Professor Gretchen C. Daily, a biologist from the United States. Professor Hans J. Schellnhuber, Founder and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research …

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Christmas 2017 collaborated with “Dent De Lait”

SPNL in Christmas 2017 collaborated with “Dent De Lait” under a Christmas Initiative Project. Dent De Lait is a preschool and an entertainment center designed to educate children on the importance of environmental awareness and global citizenship. Dent De Lait aims to see the next generation grow up and thrive as responsible, tolerant, happy human beings who respect their planet. The Christmas …

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CEPF launches new 5-year investment to protect Mediterranean nature

From the huge Dalmatian Pelican in the Balkans, to vulnerable trees in the Middle East and nesting turtles in North Africa, the wildlife in developing countries in the Mediterranean Basin has been given a renewed hope of preservation, restoration and protection through a second phase of investment by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which will be managed by BirdLife …

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Governance Overarching Initiative Project Kick off Meeting

SPNL in collaboration with Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Medina), Global Diversity Foundation (GDF), and Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) launched the Governance Overarching Initiative Project by a Kick off Meeting on Skype on Dec.13.2017. The meeting covered the action plan of the project, activities to be covered, and the way forward. Each of the partners discussed their inputs and …

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