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Launch of the 1st Global “Youth 4 South Video Contest”

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first global “Youth 4 South Video Contest” initiated by UNOSSC and UNDP to promote the involvement of Youth in South-South Cooperation and their role in achieving the 2030 Agenda. Essentially, for the purposes of highlighting South-South and Triangular Cooperation, the winning video solutions will be awarded up to US$ 5000 worth …

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Anthem HOMAT AL-HIMA by Adonis Khatib

Anthem HOMAT AL-HIMA * Words and music: Adonis Khatib Montage: Hussein Idriss Recording: Studio Joe Baroutjian Production: SPNL and Mr. Henri Chdid * In 2016, SPNL developed a mentoring program which realizes awareness and capacity building needs of youth and providing them with job opportunities in nature conservation. One of the main concerns that was raised has highlighted the need …

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Over 70 protected birds of prey discovered dead on Mount Lebanon

Over the last week the international team of ‘Bird Guards’ (1) from the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) and Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) witnessed the shooting down of over 70 protected birds of prey and discovered 25 dead protected birds on Mount Lebanon near Beirut. An injured Marsh Harrier shot on the wing was also …

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Raouche rare “monk seal” sighting at “Sporting Beach Club”

Clear close-up video by Sarah Halabi shows “monk seal” sighting at “Sporting Beach Club” in Raouche Beirut, on Wednesday 07 June 2017 at 6:26pm. This type of seals is rare in the world, and especially in the Mediterranean, where it is one of the six most endangered animals, although it is included in the “Annex 1″ of the International Convention …

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LEBANON, Free the Flyway!

For the World Environment Day 2017, the Lebanese Bird Conservation Coalition (LBCC) launched an awareness video on Bird Conservation directed by Pierre Dawalibi . Millions of birds are massacred every year in Lebanon, most of which are protected species. This is an invitation to stop killing them before it’s too late for us and for our children.

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Arc de Triomphe at Hima Aakoura

A video by Lebanese astrophotographer Moophz.com. Captured the last week from Jerd al Aakoura, Lebanon. This timelapse shows the Milky Way rising horizontally right after the astronomical dusk. The location is very dark but for a few flickering lights in a faraway village due to electric cuts.   Aakoura is SPNL’s 18th Hima in Lebanon. Located in the Jbeil District, on of …

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NatureWatch App featured on MTV News

MTV news broadcasted a report featuring the NatureWatch App which was launched on May 2015. The IOS App from BirdLife International  allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in the world. Covering 533 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Australia, Cyprus, Fiji, Lebanon, Malaysia and South Africa, NatureWatch gives …

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#LoveForests: International Day of Forests 2017 video campaign

Forests are nature’s powerhouse! They are the largest source of renewable energy in the world, providing people with wood fuel to heat homes, cook meals and boil water. But they also energize people in other ways – for example by providing forest foods like berries and mushrooms – or even recharging people’s spirits by providing a place for recreation, peace …

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A young bear cub suffers the accidental death of his mother (L’Ours 1988)

The Bear (known as L’Ours in its original release) is a 1988 French film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Adapted from the novel The Grizzly King (1916) by American author James Oliver Curwood, the screenplay was written by Gérard Brach. Set in late 19th-century British Columbia, Canada, the film tells the story of an orphaned bear cub who befriends an adult …

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Digging For Mudfish

  Mudfish is the most popular fish in places like Nigeria, Benin and Togo and Ghana. Mudfish are freshwater fish that love to live in wetlands or other soggy areas. What’s special about these torpedo-like wee fish is that they can exist without water for months at a time by burying themselves in damp soil, leaf matter, or under tree-roots …

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