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World Wildlife Day: Involving communities in sustainable management

UN Environment, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED), today launched a report proposing more action and stronger community voice on approaches to involve indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife crime, including the illegal wildlife trade.   ’Wildlife, Wild livelihoods’ outlines eight actions points …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 21th Hima at Kayfoun– Mount Lebanon

29 November 2017  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Kayfoun’s municipal council decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, led by Mr. Ali Dagher, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism. The Council discussed the issue of establishing a protected area (Hima) within Kayfoun jurisdiction, in cooperation …

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Centuries of tree taxonomy informs today’s restoration

Have you ever asked yourself, “what kind of tree is this?” Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has – 60,065 times.  BGCI just created a database called GlobalTreeSearch to help answer this question, and to support global research, conservation, and botanically-based interventions including forest landscape restoration (FLR). Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the organisation that represents the world’s botanic gardens, engaged …

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Clean Up the Med 2017 campaign to protect the Mediterranean environment

  As you know participation in environmental activities is extremely influential to change the world. We are all significant and valuable. We would like to draw your attention about an appeal made by Legambiente during the 22th Marrakech Climate Change Conference in order to coordinate a ban on plastic carrier bags below 100 microns except bags for primary transport (i.e. …

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Machnouk: The Approval of the Decree Establishing an Environmental Control will contribute to adjust the abuses and irregularities

Mohammad Machnouk, the minister of environment, announced in a statement that: “The approval of the decree establishing an environmental control, by the council of ministers, is an accomplishment completing to the law of the allocation of public environmental lawyers and investigative judges in environmental affairs.” stressing that “The approval of the decree will help in controlling the environmental crimes and …

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Strong move by Lebanese minister asking for prosecution of poachers

In a rare and strong move, the Lebanese Minister of Environment, H.E. Mohammad Machnouk, handed a letter to the Environment Attorney General of Mount Lebanon, judge Claude Ghanem, asking for the prosecution of 3 hunters that violated the law No. 580/2004. The minister took the matters in hand when he was made aware of pictures of the 3 suspects posing …

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EU Lebanon Cooperation Days 2015

The European Delegation to Lebanon, in collaboration with the EU Member States, will be organising the 3rd EU Lebanon Cooperation Days on 8 and 9 May 2015 at the Pavilion Royale in BIEL, Beirut. This two-day conference will be open to all interested audiences and will provide a unique opportunity for Lebanese and European partners to showcase their activities, present …

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CEPF 2015 PHOTO CONTEST

Calling all photographers: The 2015 CEPF Photo Contest begins tomorrow!   CEPF invites its grantees to enter our 2015 Digital Photo Contest.   Before submitting photos, you must read the following rules and legal conditions  (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, you agree to the Official Rules and warrant that your entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is …

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#ImportantBirdArea of the Month: Jabal Moussa Mountain, Lebanon

The area inhabits 14 large and medium mammal species such as the Rock Hyrax. 215 plant species among which 20 tree species and 11 endemics

Location Lebanon, Mount Lebanon Central coordinates 35o 45.91′ East  34o 3.10′ North IBA criteria A4iv, B1iv Area 3,787 ha Altitude 1,100 m Year of IBA assessment 2008 Summary The site is a mountain which extends westwards from the main Mount Lebanon chain along the edge of the Nahr Ibrahim, just to the west of Jabal Aalmat on the opposite side of …

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Half of N. American Birds in peril from climate change

Iconic North American birds like the Bald Eagle and Brown Pelican are among hundreds of mankind’s feathered friends facing threats to their survival due to climate change, researchers said Tuesday. More than half of birds in the United States and Canada — a total of 314 species — are losing critical habitat and food sources as the planet warms, said …

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