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International Otter Survival Fund

The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is one of the world’s leading otter charities. In the UK IOSF is the only charity solely dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters based on over 20 years of scientific research in the UK and around the world. Otter numbers in the UK have increased slightly in recent years but the …

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United Nations CBD COP14 Egypt: MIDORI Prize Winners 2018

AEON Environmental Foundation” MIDORI Prize winners “ film to the UN CBD COP 14, Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt. The winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize are Dr. Kathy MacKinnon, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas; Mr. Assad Serhal, Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon; and Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri, Former Science Advisor …

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Plain Tiger Butterfly at SPNL’s HHI Park Butterfly Garden and Pavilion

Please enjoy this clip from HHI Park Butterfly Garden & Pavilion of the plain tiger butterfly from the butterfly garden, just in time of the publication Butterfly Gardening in Lebanon. This is the same butterfly species on the book cover, shows that all our work paid off. This is a valuable minute and 28 seconds, enjoy!

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SPNL and CABS | On the Frontline

“Is it far worse in the Lebanon? In really simple terms it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen in my life.” Komitee gegen den Vogelmord (Committee Against Bird Slaughter as it’s known in English) – or CABS – is a German-based organisation founded to tackle illegal poaching and trapping of birds across Europe. Last year, working with SPNL, the Birdlife partner …

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Shoot photos don’t shoot birds: A slogan practiced by President’s special advisor Claudine Aoun Roukoz

A video wire taken by Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun President of Lebanon. The video reflects her passion and support to the cause of saving birds from illegal killing, and her efforts to encourage birdwatching and photography, especially during breeding season that just started lead by her as a role model. SPNL …

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Soar Alongside Migrating Birds—and the Man Who Flies With Them

By Elaina Zachos When Christian Moullec saw that lesser white-fronted geese were struggling with their migration from Germany to Sweden in 1995, he took to the skies to help them. Today, weather permitting, he soars with birds on an almost daily basis. A meteorologist by trade, the 58-year-old Frenchman didn’t start out as a pilot. But inspired by an Austrian zoologist known as …

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TAKING FLIGHT National Geographic Livestream: Bird Migration and Conservation Across Hemispheres

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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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