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BirdLife Conservation Achievement Awards

Every five years, BirdLife’s World Congress recognises the achievements of organisations and individuals from within and outside the BirdLife Partnership who have made an exceptional contribution to BirdLife’s mission, programmes and conservation priorities. Following five years of achievement, BirdLife’s Global Council has picked seven candidates from an outstanding field of nominees to receive Conservation Achievement Awards. The awards were presented …

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New Chairman for BirdLife International

BirdLife’s incoming Chairman Khaled Anis Irani is President of The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN, BirdLife Partner in Jordan). He brings a wealth of experience, both from his time at RSCN, and from his work as one of his country’s most dynamic and influential politicians. Most recently, he served in Jordan’s Government, first as Minister of Environment, …

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Innovative projects for conservation funding

Delivering creative proposals for funding projects aiming at building relationships and aligning interests were some of the main conclusions of the workshop “Impact at the Core: The perfect core-project funding mix for successful nature conservation”, held on June 20 at the BirdLife World Congress. Participants discussed on how to develop strategic and effective ways of obtaining funding and shared examples …

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Businesses play a developing role in biodiversity conservation

  At an event held in connection with the BirdLife World Congress, companies from different sectors gathered to discuss the crucial and developing role the environment, and more explicitly, biodiversity management plays in strategic business development. The key-note speech was given by Chris Wille, Director of sustainable agriculture at the Rainforest Alliance who said “Alliances between environmental NGOs and the …

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SPNL’s Work in Conserving the Flyway in the Mediterranean

SPNL recently started the implementation of an outreach program targeting hunters in Lebanon as part of the “Capacity Development for Flyway Conservation in the Mediterranean”, a project executed in collaboration with BirdLife International and funded by the MAVA Foundation. SPNL’s work mainly includes the reduction of illegal hunting and threats to migratory birds by developing a special training course in …

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Hikers walking through Lebanon for the conservation of birds

Presenter:Bassima Khatib – SPNL Assistant Director General

The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) launched on March 30, 2013 its fifth annual thru-walk from Andaket in North Lebanon. This year, 150 hikers from 9 countries will spend up to 28 days on the trail, walking for birds,and sensitizing trailside communities (about 70 villages and towns) to the importance of birds and bird populations, and the critical need to …

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Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood

SPNL initiated in the beginning of 2013 a project for empowering women funded by the UN WomenFund for Gender Equality– “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood”. The three year project aims at enhancing the livelihood of rural women through the revival of the Hima approach in the sustainable management of three IBAs of Lebanon, Aanjar, KfarZabad, and the …

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