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Mava Leaders for Nature Academy First Face-to-Face Meeting

MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy is a leadership development programme for professionals from partner organizations of the MAVA Foundation. It brings together two generations of leaders – senior and young professionals. The Academy aims to develop leaders who can bring about positive change both within and across partner organizations to increase their sustainability and impact. The Academy will run each …

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SPNL Participation in The Garden Show and Spring Festival

As part of the co-funding from Lebanon Traveler (USAID) for the development of 6 interpretive signs for the Botanic/butterfly garden trail establishment in West Bekaa Country Club in Hima Kherbet Kanafar, SPNL participated in the garden show and spring festival from May 30 to June 2, 2018. The festival is Beirut premier Spring event that has been organized for 15 consecutive …

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SPNL team visits Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz

SPNL Team had a meeting with Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz. The aim of the meeting was to organize for the World Migratory Bird Day 2018 event. The event shall take place at the Presidential Palace in the first week of October. Mrs. Roukoz was very impressed to hear about the butterfly garden and trail that being implemented by SPNL at …

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SPNL Highlights New Volunteer Opportunities to Help Save the Environment

“Are you passionate about the environment? Do you have a lot of time on your hands? If yes, would you be interested in volunteering to help with environmental conservation projects in Lebanon? The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) is one of Lebanon’s oldest environmental NGOs, founded in the 1980s. A major part of SPNL’s focus is …

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Intern-volunteer vacancy to monitor biodiversity of the Shouf and West Bekaa landscape

As part of the Mava Shouf Project, “Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values”, SPNL is looking for enthusiastic college graduates with a scientific background to be working as volunteers/interns on the scientific component of the project precisely on the monitoring of …

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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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SDC New Water Project in West Baalback Region

Project in SPNL, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), West Baalback Union of Municipalities, and the Bekaa Water Establishment have joined forces to initiate the Hima and Homat Al Hima approach for the sustainable water use and management in the West Baalbak Region. The project is an extension to the previously initiated project in the West Bekaa region titled “Empowering Local communities, for Water resources …

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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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