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Birdlife report quoted in the 2017 Lebanese Official Exams

SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) is glad to know that Birdlife 2015 report “The killing” that was translated to arabic and distributed by SPNL to the Lebanese media, was quoted in the Lebanese official exams for 2017.  Thousand of Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian students living in lebanon, were asked to answer questions related to hunting regulations in the country based on this report, which …

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The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

By Fouad Itani   The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is a richly colored bird from the Meropidae family. It measures 30 cm in length, with a wingspan of 47 cm, and an average weight of 45 g. It is predominantly bright green, with contrasting blue cheeks, black eye stripe, a yellow throat, a brown upper breast, and rusty brown underwings. It possesses two elongated …

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The “Nature Watchdogs” keeping Cyprus’ wildlife safe

By Louise Jasper The Larnaca Salt Lakes are actually a complex of four water bodies that lie to the south of Larnaca, an ancient city renowned for its large numbers of sarcophagi (stone coffins) and its picturesque seafront. “It’s one of the two most important wetlands of Cyprus,” says Ioanna, “and also a landmark for my home town.” The city …

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Responsible Hunting practice in Lebanon is to be put to the test this 15 September

Words: Assad Serhal Photo credits: Afonso Rocha “From Portugal , the nesting white storks .You can see them everywhere on the Portugal Landscape , nesting on road signs , electric power towers and platforms created by farmers to attract them to their farms and fields to help them clean it from harmful rodents and other pests , and save them …

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SPNL position statement about illegal killing of birds

Arabic http://www.spnl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Position-Statement-IKB-Ar.pdf   English http://www.spnl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Position-Statement-IKB.pdf

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Prince of Monaco presented with prestigious BirdLife award

One good tern deserves another, as they say. At this year’s “Summer Dream” evening – an event bringing together individuals committed to championing environmental causes – BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita proudly presented an Arctic Tern statue to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, in recognition of his support to BirdLife’s cause. By Alex Dale The species on BirdLife’s logo, the …

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BirdLife: The Magazine

Inside each issue of Birdlife quarterly magazine, we shine a light on the amazing, and sometimes dangerous, fieldwork our Partners are undertaking across the globe – from preventing albatrosses getting caught up and killed by fishing hooks in the middle of the ocean, to preserving natural areas of the Middle East ravaged by civil war. In June 2017 The magazine …

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Lebanon is packing the tools to sign “peace treaty” with Migratory Birds

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, celebrated the “World Migratory Bird Day” this year, in the West Bekaa Country Club, with new visions, old hopes and genuine desire for a brand new Lebanon through providing a safe sky for the yearly migration route of the birds. The event held in collaboration with the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar, …

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United to stop illegal killing and trading of migratory wild birds in North Africa

By Alex Ngari Revealing scientific reports about the complexity of strategies employed by poachers and a cross-border trade scheme in the north African countries of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria show that these activities have contributed to serious shrinkage of specie range of the beautiful European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), which is often targeted by hunters. On 22 June 2017, BirdLife International …

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Towards seabird-safe fisheries, global efforts and solutions

The RSPB and BirdLife International have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch. By Stephanie Winnard & Berry Mulligan The RSPB and BirdLife have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch. Seabirds …

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