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Join SPNL at Kanafar Half Marathon 2017 

A- Rules and Application Procedures 1) KANAFAR ANNUAL RACES – RUN FOR HIMA – 21 Km and 6 Km will take place on 20st August 2017. Both events are approved by the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar. 2) The Half marathon 21 km is opened to all license or not license runners, groups and individuals above 16 years old. The race of …

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Richard Prior Letter to His Excellency President General Michel Aoun

Your Excellency,   May I congratulate you on your statement regarding the need to halt the excessive killing of migratory and resident birds in Lebanon and your general call for a greater respect for your country’s environment.   As I hope you have already heard, your statement has been widely well received and recognised around the world by many nature …

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Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture meets at West Bekaa country club

The Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture semi-annual workshop was held in Lebanon. SPNL hosted the workshop that took place in West Bekaa Country Club from January 23.2017 till January 25.2017. The workshop discussed the progress of the project at the different partner level, the major project outputs expected for the coming year, new project concepts and proposals, communication, and …

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Young Leaders Workshop by MAVA

SPNL, whose employees and trainees are mainly young professionals who have graduated or still majoring in environmental fields, aims at enabling there role through creating youth cohesions, building their capacities and knowledge, and empowering there  leader ship role. SPNL’s young project coordinator, Shalimar Sinno, was invited by MAVA Foundation as a young professional to participate in MAVA’s Young Leader Workshop …

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Please help support Save the Seagull, add a #Twibbon now!

SPNL asks Lebanese authorities to Stop mindless tyranny aimed at innocent seagulls. Please help support Save the Seagull, add a #Twibbon now!

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Happy Holidays from Hima Ma’abourAlAbyad

Holiday is a joyful way to escape, From the hectic schedule of life! Here’s wishing you happy holiday, Go on and enjoy ! Assad Serhal – SPNL Director General SPNL AND HIMA COMMUNITIES WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR THIS CHRISTMAS AND FOR THE NEW YEAR

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Heaven’s eyes: Luc Hoffmann, unsung hero of nature conservation

Born into the wealthy family that founded the Roche pharmaceutical and chemical giant, Luc Hoffman turned his back on the comforts of wealth at an early age, writes James Breiding, and dedicated his life, and his money, to conservation. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to this man of few words, encyclopedic knowledge, decisive action and unswerving commitment. …

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1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week: “Building a regional network to conserve plants and cultural diversity”

SPNL attended the first Plant Conservation Week which was held in Ulcinj, Montenegro from Oct.24 to Oct.29. Botanists; civil society institutions working in the plant conservation field; community members; and those interested in including plant conservation programmes into their conservation or sustainable development projects, attended the workshop. The workshop was a successful opportunity for bringing together audiences and stakeholders who have worked or currently working on conserving …

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My experience with a very generous man, Luc Hofmann

* Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi In September 1973, I was registered to prepare a PhD of ornithology in Saint Jerome University (Aix-Marseille III University) at the Laboratory of Ecology under the supervision of Professor Jean Giudicelli and under the direction of the ornithologist Jacques Blondel, Maitre de Research at CNRS Montpellier at that time. As far as I remember, the university was …

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Luc Hoffmann’s Memorial Ceremony in Beirut

For his kindness and devotion and for his endless support to SPNL and Lebanon the Ambassador of Switzerland H.E. Mr. François Barras and SPNL have hosted a ceremony in memory of Dr. Luc Hoffmann on Tues.Oct.4th at the Ambassador of Switzerland residence. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Lebanese NGOs, SPNL team, and the Director …

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