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Record-breaking 10 million points for seabird conservation

Today we celebrate World Oceans Day as we finally reach 10 million – not dollars, pounds or euros – but valuable data points in the Seabird Tracking Database. Discover how this inspiring international collaboration enables scientists and policy-makers to better understand and protect seabirds. By Maria Dias Seabirds undertake some of the most incredible migratory journeys in the world. Take …

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Raouche rare “monk seal” sighting at “Sporting Beach Club”

Clear close-up video by Sarah Halabi shows “monk seal” sighting at “Sporting Beach Club” in Raouche Beirut, on Wednesday 07 June 2017 at 6:26pm. This type of seals is rare in the world, and especially in the Mediterranean, where it is one of the six most endangered animals, although it is included in the “Annex 1″ of the International Convention …

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Meet The Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

By Fouad Itani The Eurasian Spoonbill is a large wading bird from the Threskiornithidae family. It measures 85 cm in length, with a wingspan of 120 cm, and an average weight of 1500 g. The Eurasian Spoonbill has a distinctive long spatulate rigged black bill with yellow tip, pure white plumage, red eyes, and black feet. Both sexes are similar, with …

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LEBANON, Free the Flyway!

For the World Environment Day 2017, the Lebanese Bird Conservation Coalition (LBCC) launched an awareness video on Bird Conservation directed by Pierre Dawalibi . Millions of birds are massacred every year in Lebanon, most of which are protected species. This is an invitation to stop killing them before it’s too late for us and for our children.

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Arc de Triomphe at Hima Aakoura

A video by Lebanese astrophotographer Moophz.com. Captured the last week from Jerd al Aakoura, Lebanon. This timelapse shows the Milky Way rising horizontally right after the astronomical dusk. The location is very dark but for a few flickering lights in a faraway village due to electric cuts.   Aakoura is SPNL’s 18th Hima in Lebanon. Located in the Jbeil District, on of …

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Save Enfeh the potential endangered ancient salt pools and beach

On 9 May 2017 , at American University of Beirut ( AUB ) Architect & Landscape Department , lead by Professor Architect Gabriella Maria , jury reviewed with student, professors & experts , the students visions and proposals for saving Enfeh , potential Endangered ancient salt pools and beach front at East Mediterranean Coast of Lebanon , important for migrating …

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Homat Al Hima – The Way of Life, for Sustainable Development

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, in collaboration with the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar, celebrated the “World Migratory Bird Day” under the patronage and the presence of Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, special advisor of the president of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel AOUN, in the West Bekaa Country Club. The event was in collaboration with the …

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Meet Husein Ali Zorkot: SPNL’s Researcher & Scientific Illustrator is chasing the Butterflies of Lebanon

Husein Ali Zorkot is a field Biologist, Naturalist, Researcher and Scientific Illustrator at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon is working on a set of upcoming guides. The colourful “Butterfly Gardening in Lebanon,” a field manual of… you guessed… butterfly gardening in Lebanon, with additional drawings and page after page descriptions of the 165 Lebanese butterflies and …

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Celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” in Hima Kherbet Kanafar

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, in collaboration with the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar, invites you to celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” under the patronage of Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, special advisor of the President, in the West Bekaa Country Club. This awareness-raising event would highlight the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their …

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Nations Meet in Bonn to Take Forward Guidelines for Fully Implementing Paris Agreement

In a next round of UN climate change negotiations, nations are meeting from 8 – 18 May 2017 to further develop the guidelines needed to fully implement the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement now and over the decades to come. Issues under discussion range from ensuring transparency on the reporting of climate action by nations to the provision of …

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