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A man who lives with a stork for 25 years writes an open letter to the President of Lebanon: ‘Please don’t let them kill my Klepetan!’

Mr. Vokic from the small Croatian village Brodski Varos takes care of the female stork Malena, whose wing was shot by hunters, for the last 25 years. Malena can’t fly south during winters so Mr. Vokic has built her a nest on the roof and a winter home in his garage. For the last 14 years Malena is in love …

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SPNL participation in Delos4 workshop in Malta: case study on Hima Anjar-Kafarzabad cultural and spiritual values

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL represented by Bassam Alkantar, SPNL’s Media Campaigner participated in The Delos Initiative fourth workshop held in the Franciscan Retreat House of Porziuncola in Malta from 24- 26 April 2017, in cooperation with the University of Malta – Institute of Earth Systems. St. Paul’s Church & Grotto, Rabat, Malta: Christianity …

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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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The Delos Initiative fourth workshop in Malta: Sacred Natural Sites with a primary focus on Islam

The Delos Initiative on sacred natural sites in technologically developed countries was launched in 2004, in the context of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of IUCN and its Task Force on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas, currently a Specialist Group (SG/CSVPA). The Initiative is co-ordinated jointly by Thymio Papayannis (MedINA) and Josep-Maria Mallarach (Silene). Three …

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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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Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture meets at West Bekaa country club

The Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture semi-annual workshop was held in Lebanon. SPNL hosted the workshop that took place in West Bekaa Country Club from January 23.2017 till January 25.2017. The workshop discussed the progress of the project at the different partner level, the major project outputs expected for the coming year, new project concepts and proposals, communication, and …

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#photonotbullet SPNL photo campaign to promote responsible hunting

To promote responsible hunting, we’re asking you to get out into nature, and take a photo of a video of a Bird instead of shooting it, because spring is the typical mating season for most bird species. Hunting is prohibited and illegal during this period. Feel free to use a smartphone or any other photo device – you don’t have …

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Earth Hour 2017: UNITING PEOPLE TO PROTECT THE PLANET

  An unprecedented 187 countries and territories came together for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March to take a stand for climate action. More than 3,000 landmarks switched off their lights and millions of individuals, businesses and organizations across seven continents stepped forward to change climate change. Online, #EarthHour and related terms generated over 1.1 billion impressions in 24 …

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Kirtland’s warblers show how connecting all migration’s points can chart a way to sustainability

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists use the endangered Kirtland’s warblers to show how connecting all migration’s points can chart a way to sustainability. In the most recent issue of the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, Michigan …

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