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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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Protecting Lebanon’s Wildlife | Assad Serhal of SPNL Interview with Charlie Moores | Player.Lush.Com

“Then I saw a covey of Bobwhite Quails – I saw they were looking at me and they were scared – And then I made the connection – By God, they’re scared of me – I’m a killer – That did it…” In the conversation with Assad Serhal, the Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in …

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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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