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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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Action Plan to fulfill Aoun’s “Peace Treaty” with birds in Lebanon

As a follow-up to the recent letter from Patricia Zurita Chief Executive Officer of Birdlife International to Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun, a meeting was held in the Presidential Palace in Baabda. The aim of the meeting is  to focus all efforts needed from All concerned parties , on how to translate …

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Patricia Zurita Letter to Claudine Aoun Roukoz Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun

Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun President of Lebanon Dear Mrs. Claudine, BirdLife International, a network of conservation organisations in 119 countries around the world – together with our Lebanese partner The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) – is delighted with the recent major developments regarding the protection of birds …

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President Aoun launches new campaign to protect migratory birds

President Michel Aoun launched a new awareness campaign to protect migratory birds that cross through the Lebanese sky during the current season. Aoun stressed that strict laws should be enforced to the fullest to prohibit hunting these birds. Aoun’s words came during a press meeting at Baabda Palace today. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife …

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The Ras Baalbek semi-desert: Lebanon’s aridland area and its birds

RICHARD PRIOR & COLIN CONROY Lebanon is a mountainous country with two parallel mountain ranges, Mount Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon, running north to south, with the Bekaa valley between. There is high precipitation along the coast and on the west facing slopes of the Mount Lebanon range and peaks, but much less in the inte- rior. This rain shadow effect …

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Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! For the occasion, we decode the secret language of birds 🎶

By Lipu & Alice Paone When we talk about birdsong, we cannot simply refer to a single “voice”. It is a great chorus of complex sounds, it is a real language in itself. The dry “teak” of a sparrow, the plaintive “gheck gheck gheck” of a woodpecker, the shrill “chirrip” of a lark – each sound has its own purpose …

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States must fulfil human rights obligations in protecting biodiversity, UN expert urges

Governments around the world are being urged by a United Nations expert to fulfil their human rights obligations to protect the world’s irreplaceable plants and animals. Speaking ahead of World Wildlife Day on Friday 3 March, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, said: “The rapid loss of biological diversity around the world should …

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10 amazing birds that have gone extinct

By Irene Lorenzo BirdLife is proud to announce that Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World is now available to purchase. Published  by Lynx Edicions in association with HBW and BirdLife International, Volume 2 chronicles the world’s passerines (perching birds), and completes the most exhaustive illustrated checklist of birds ever compiled, with stunning, full-colour portraits …

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Stop illegal seagulls killing in Lebanon

Lebanese environmental groups condemned the hunting of seagull off Beirut’s southern shores, near the Rafik Hariri International Airport. Our birds deserve safer flyways. To tackle these threats, conservation efforts need to be scaled up at the worst locations we have identified, coupled with effective and well-coordinated local, regional and national advocacy. Images and a video have circulated online showing what is believed to …

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New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species

By Alex Dale BirdLife is proud to announce that Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World is now available to purchase. Published  by Lynx Edicions in association with HBW and BirdLife International, Volume 2 chronicles the world’s passerines (perching birds), and completes the most exhaustive illustrated checklist of birds ever compiled, with stunning, full-colour portraits …

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