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Lebanon’s Struggling Electricity Sector

BY ADEL SERHAL Energy security is often brought up in news, reports and studies as one of, if flot the most important risks that most countries are actively seeking to mitigate by ail means. While the measures to achieve this might vary, the objective is mainly one: to ensure the availability of supply to consumer, whenever, wherever and however needed …

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Luc Hoffmann Memorial Ceremony, at Tour du Valat, Camarque, South France

By Assad Serhal – SPNL Director General Twenty years have passed, since our first encounter with Luc, where my wife Zeina and I were invited to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and National Resources (IUCN) Anniversary, at the place where it got established since 50 years before, at Napoleon Bonaparte Palace, Fontainebleau forest, France. I was asked …

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BirdLife World Congress to be held in Singapore in 2017

Birdlife 52nd Global Council meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium, from 1st – 4th June 2015. In addition to the formal Council Business; Birdlife Council played a very active role in the EU’s Green Week, with high-profile speeches from the BirdLife CEO – Patricia Zurita and several Council members from Partners in Europe and elsewhere across the world, including the …

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CEPF Mid-term Assessment Regional Meeting in Ulcinj

CEPF mid-term assessment of the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot has been initiated since January 2015. This involved National Assessments with 186 participants from all 11 eligible countries of the hotspot; a Stakeholder Survey in 4 languages for all stakeholders in the Med programme, receiving 116 responses. From 25- 27 May 2015 CEPF organized a Regional Meeting to verify these findings …

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Fifth Hima Fund Board Meeting in Doha- Qatar

Fifth Hima Fund Board Meeting was held in Doha – Qatar during the period 19-21 April 2015 at the Friends of The Environment Center – the Partner representing the funder & host country. It was attended for the first time by the new Birdlife International Chief Executive (Mrs Patricia Zurita) as member of the HF Board. The meeting was chaired by …

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Bird Identification Manual

Plant pollinators, seed dispersers, agricultural pest controllers, environmental health indicators, amusers, art and technology inspirers… They are the birds, the ecological agents that perform valuable services! Identifying birds is a fascinating, ever-changing activity that increases our awareness and appreciation of natural wildlife. Further, the birds represent an amazing group of species, and they act in different roles in different habitats, …

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New Signatory to CMS Raptors MoU: Lebanon

Lebanon signed the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU). This brings the total number of Signatories to 49. Lebanon is critically important country for many species of migratory birds of prey. Lebanon’s signature to the CMS Raptors MoU is a welcome and highly positive sign that strengthens international …

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State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs”

Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the new publication “State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs” collated & edited by Assad Serhal and Bassima Khatib, the book is  the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive publication about birds and important bird areas in Lebanon. The book is the latest outcome of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project which aims to integrate …

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SPNL and TyN Bringing Back Transhumanze to Save Biodiversity

The Society for the protection of nature in Lebanon (SPNL) signed a partnership agreement with Transhumancia y Naturaleza – Spain (TyN). Both parties agreed to pursue their shared objectives through means of a Partnership Agreement establishing the basis for mutual collaboration and development of projects aiming at linking nature and culture conservation through pastoralism and transhumance. TyN team that visited …

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SPNL and MSB project urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Mainstreaming conservation of migratory soaring birds project (MSB), implement by the UNDP in the Ministry of Environment, urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon. SPNL director Assad Serhal affirmed that nothing can justify the killing of migratory birds by announcing that they were carrying spying devices, especially that …

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