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Illegal killing of birds remains a major threat in Europe – new report

Today the BirdLife Partnership presents The Killing 2.0, A View to a Kill. Led by BirdLife International with input from experts from the region, this layman’s report exposes the scale and scope of the illegal killing of birds across critical regions. It is estimated that 0.4 – 2.1 million individual birds per year may be killed illegally in Northern and …

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Female Woodpecker is waiting for her mate in Bioland Farm in Batroun

The camera of professor Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi- Ornithologist and SPNL advisor spotted this female Woodpecker in Bioland Farm in Seghar Batroun District, North Lebanon. This bird was freed by President Michel Aoun’s special assistant Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, during the launching of the roadmap for sustainable hunting in Lebanon last month. Woodpecker is registred extinct in Lebanon in IUCN red list, and we hope that a nice …

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Action to save vultures will protect human health, say experts

A multinational plan to thwart the sudden and severe decline in vultures across Africa, Asia and Europe will be presented at a major summit on migratory species this month. Experts estimate the majority of African-Eurasian Vultures are critically endangered and at “very high risk” of extinction in the wild, mainly due to poisoning. Unless effective conservation measures are implemented, there …

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Migratory Birds being shot down by automatic gunfire in Dinnieh !

Lebanon’s hunting laws were repeatedly and blatantly violated over the weekend, environmental NGO Green Area said in a statement released Monday. Video surfaced over the weekend appearing to show migratory birds being shot down by automatic gunfire in Dinnieh, northern Lebanon, which the NGO termed “a scandal … in violation of all laws prohibiting the use of military weapons.” “The …

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Land Rover’s CEO is alerted about Lebanese poacher using the vehicle

Richard Porter (BirdLife’s Middle East Advisor) the co-author of a new book titled “Birds of the Middle East” alerted Dr Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover about the illegal killing of 217 nightjars (non-game birds), which was proudly posted online  by a Lebanese poacher showing the kill on the bonnet of his Land Rover vehicle. These images have circulated widely on social media. They were …

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Lebanese Authorities will not leave hunters free to flout law

The Ministry of the Environment has today made a statement confirming the court summons of a citizen charged on two counts for infringements of the newly implemented Hunting Laws in Northern Lebanon: illegal killing of 217 nightjars (non-game birds) and proudly posted a video online showing the kill on the bonnet of his vehicle. Following a detailed investigation, Minister of …

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Raising the Eagle Standard

By Gui-Xi Young 5 countries, 11 partners (including 4 BirdLife partners, 4 governmental organisations and an energy company), 3.5 million EUROS and one enigmatic bird of prey – PannonEagle LIFE is an ambitious 5 year conservation project to keep the Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca soaring through the skies of ancient Pannonia. In the armies of ancient Rome, one soldier was given …

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Lebanese Bird Conservation Coalition (LBCC): Legal hunters should join in the fight against poachers

The 15th of September will mark the official opening of the hunting season. For the Lebanese Bird Conservation Coalition (LBCC), this brings mixed emotions. We have welcomed President Aoun’s statement calling for a Peace Accord with birds and nature and we sincerely hope that legal hunters will respect the new law and all its details. We welcomed the visit early …

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#Spring_Photo_Shoot exhibition to promote responsible hunting

Under the patronage of the Ministry of the Environment, represented by Lara Samaha, Head of Department of Conservation of Nature Wealth, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon and the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center, in partnership with their local and international partners Sayd Magazine, Bioland, Birdfair and BirdLife International, launched the exhibition “Spring Photo-Shoot” exhibition, in Ras …

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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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