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Assad Serhal Nominated for MIDORI Prize by Birdlife International

The Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon or SPNL, Assad Serhal, was nominated for the Midori Prize for his work to advance nature conservation within his homeland of Lebanon, working tirelessly for pragmatic win-win solutions that are equally good for nature and people. The MIDORI Prize was established by the AEON Environmental Foundation in …

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Afaf Osseiran elected new SPNL president

All of the 12 nominees listed in SPNL’s nomination Circular were elected by acclamation. The New president of SPNL is Ms. Afaf Osseiran, wife of the late president Ramzi El Saidi. She will be the first woman that will lead SPNL towards the continuous efforts to save nature in Lebanon. The list of the new board was as follows: Ms. …

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SPNL signs MOU with The Cooperation without Borders (CWB) for Tailored Development

On 24 November 2017, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Cooperation without Borders (CWB) for Tailored Development. Whereas SPNL mission is to protect nature, birds, and biodiversity in Lebanon and promote the sustainable use of resources by reviving the concept of Al Hima; Whereas, CWB mission is to promote community-based socio-economic …

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Olive Oil & Rewilding | Lush Summit 2018

Olive oil has regenerative power not only for our bodies, but the right farming approaches can help integrate war refugees, protect ancient habitats and cultures and prevent the illegal slaughter of birds. We’ll hear about the power of olive oil from three projects Lush sources from in Lebanon, Turkey, and Spain.

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Ramzi El Saidi: A Lebanese hero of nature conservation

Ramzi Saidi, SPNL’s president has passed away on Wednesday 28th of March 2018, in Lebanon. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to this man of few words, decisive action and unswerving commitment and his love for art and nature. Saidi life and achievements serve to highlight the bright side of human nature. He has put his intellectual talents and his …

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Ramzi El Saidi: Lifetime of Art collecting sums up a lifelong love

SPNL.ORG is republishing this article in memory of SPNL late president Mr. Ramzi El Saidi who died on Wednesday 28th of March 2018.  It is said by artists and critics alike that the most important collections of art in the world are amassed not by museum committees or panels of jurors but by individuals. And moreover, that such collections tell you as …

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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon mourns its president, Ramzi El Saidi

Dear friends and members We have a very saddening news to share with you. We lost our beloved President Mr. Ramzi El Saidi this Wednesday 28th of March. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues in SPNL. His memory will be honored by the continuation of the work he was involved in to protect Lebanon’s nature.  

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Action plan for how MCNC project will continue in the future

The Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture team (or MCNC for short) has had their closure meeting in Greece- Athens on March 14 & 15 2018. MCNC is a collective movement to support and raise awareness on cultural practices that have a positive impact on biodiversity in the Mediterranean. Currently made up of 6 partners, we work with communities to …

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SPNL’s Hima approach is part of Annahar special Edition

Annahar Lebanese daily newspaper launched a special issue, that was published today, which features an unprecedented group of prestigious guest writers. Over 250 iconic personalities, including SPNL Managing Director Assad Serhal, wrote in the special issue, hosted by the issue’s guest Editor-in-Chief, governor of Banque du Liban Dr. Riad Salameh. These contributors are established pioneers in their respective fields, who will …

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SPNL honours Liban Cables for adopting environmentally friendly systems

On 31 October 2017, Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL, team visited Liban Cables Factory in Nahr-Ibrahim. The purpose of the visit was to honour the Chairman and President of Liban Cables, Mr. Bassem El-Hibri and the team of Liban Cables, in recognition to the solar power plant installation in the factory that will ease the pressure …

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