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A man who lives with a stork for 25 years writes an open letter to the President of Lebanon: ‘Please don’t let them kill my Klepetan!’

Mr. Vokic from the small Croatian village Brodski Varos takes care of the female stork Malena, whose wing was shot by hunters, for the last 25 years. Malena can’t fly south during winters so Mr. Vokic has built her a nest on the roof and a winter home in his garage. For the last 14 years Malena is in love …

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Action Plan to fulfill Aoun’s “Peace Treaty” with birds in Lebanon

As a follow-up to the recent letter from Patricia Zurita Chief Executive Officer of Birdlife International to Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun, a meeting was held in the Presidential Palace in Baabda. The aim of the meeting is  to focus all efforts needed from All concerned parties , on how to translate …

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President Aoun launches new campaign to protect migratory birds

President Michel Aoun launched a new awareness campaign to protect migratory birds that cross through the Lebanese sky during the current season. Aoun stressed that strict laws should be enforced to the fullest to prohibit hunting these birds. Aoun’s words came during a press meeting at Baabda Palace today. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife …

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#photonotbullet SPNL photo campaign to promote responsible hunting

To promote responsible hunting, we’re asking you to get out into nature, and take a photo of a video of a Bird instead of shooting it, because spring is the typical mating season for most bird species. Hunting is prohibited and illegal during this period. Feel free to use a smartphone or any other photo device – you don’t have …

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Kirtland’s warblers show how connecting all migration’s points can chart a way to sustainability

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists use the endangered Kirtland’s warblers to show how connecting all migration’s points can chart a way to sustainability. In the most recent issue of the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, Michigan …

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Stop illegal seagulls killing in Lebanon

Lebanese environmental groups condemned the hunting of seagull off Beirut’s southern shores, near the Rafik Hariri International Airport. Our birds deserve safer flyways. To tackle these threats, conservation efforts need to be scaled up at the worst locations we have identified, coupled with effective and well-coordinated local, regional and national advocacy. Images and a video have circulated online showing what is believed to …

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The Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)

By Fouad Itani, The Chukar Partridge is a large game bird from the pheasant family. It measures 35 cm in length, with a wingspan of 80 cm, and an average weight of 550g. The Chukar is a grey partridge with striking black stripes on its sides and a black band across its forehead. Its eyelids, bill, feet and legs are …

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Jordanian authorities seize 7,000 dead birds in largest recorded hunting violation

Hunter, a gov’t employee, to be fined JD20-25 for every bird killed By Hana Namrouqa – Oct 05,2016 AMMAN — Authorities on Wednesday announced the seizure of 7,000 dead birds in the largest hunting violation ever recorded in the Kingdom. The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and the Rangers caught the hunter and confiscated the dead birds …

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The Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

By Fouad Itani The Western Marsh Harrier is the largest harrier from the Accipitridae family. It measures 53 cm in length, with a wingspan of 132 cm, and an average weight of 600 g. The plumage color varies between sexes. The adult male is dark brown with yellow streaks on its breast and pale-grey head and wings. Females and immature are …

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The Palestine sunbird (Cinnyris osea)

By Fouad Itani The Palestine sunbird (Cinnyris osea) is a very attractive small passerine bird of the sunbird family measuring only 11cm long, with a wingspan of 15cm, and an average weight of 7g. During the breeding season the dark male has a metallic black, green and blue plumage with occasional orange tufts on the breast sides.  Whereas the female and juveniles have …

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