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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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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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Moving into action: IUCN World Conservation Congress opens

As the IUCN World Conservation Congress opened today in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, thousands of government and NGO representatives prepared to debate and act on key issues including conserving the oceans, climate change and the role of private investment in nature conservation. Over the next 10 days, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s 1300 State and NGO Members will vote …

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Special edition of On The Move at IUCN’s Congress in Hawaii

We’re very happy to announce that a special edition of On The Move will be presented at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Hawaii from the 2nd – 10th September – featuring beautiful photography from celebrated photographers: Asaad Saleh, Lebanon; Baris Koca, Turkey; Gema Arrugaeta, Spain; Stamos Abatis, Greece; Wassim Ghozlani, Tunisia; and Younes Tazi, Morocco. Preparations are underway, and the …

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Forest issues take the stage at IUCN World Conservation Congress

This September, an estimated 10,000 people will converge on the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu to exchange conservation ideas, discuss pressing issues and learn from one another at the IUCN World Conservation Conference. Forests will be at the top of the agenda for many – and dozens of talks, workshops, and formal presentations will stimulate forest-minded participants. On the main concourse, two …

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IUCN summit delivers major commitments to save Earth’s

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, the once-in-a-decade global forum on protected areas, closed on 19th of November 2014 with the release of The Promise of Sydney. The Promise sets out an ambitious agenda to safeguard the planet’s natural assets, ranging from halting rainforest loss in the Asia-Pacific and tripling ocean protection off Africa’s coasts to a business commitment to …

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The IUCN Red List: Guiding Conservation for 50 years

This year is an important milestone for IUCN as it marks the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. By scientifically documenting on a case-by-case basis the nature and severity of threats to the survival of species, The IUCN Red List helps drive meaningful and appropriate conservation action. Effective conservation planning requires a thorough understanding of the …

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Lebanon’s SEARCH Project Documentary

This documentary features the outputs of the “Social Ecological and Agricultural Resilience in the face of Climate Change” – SEARCH project in Lebanon. SEARCH project, is a three year regional project working with IUCN in five countries (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon) funded by the European Union, to develop and pilot ways to aid communities in combating climate change …

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12 bird species threatened in Lebanon: Report

12 species of birds in Lebanon are threatened, and 16 other species of birds are near threatened according to the 2014 Red List prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN prepared its report based on studies conducted by BirdLife International and other partner organizations. The eight species of birds added to the threatened list include …

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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Worryingly, more than 25% of these newly recognised birds have been listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List – compared with 13% of all birds – making them urgent priorities for conservation …

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