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Jordanian authorities seize 7,000 dead birds in largest recorded hunting violation

Hunter, a gov’t employee, to be fined JD20-25 for every bird killed By Hana Namrouqa – Oct 05,2016 AMMAN — Authorities on Wednesday announced the seizure of 7,000 dead birds in the largest hunting violation ever recorded in the Kingdom. The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and the Rangers caught the hunter and confiscated the dead birds …

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IUCN-ROWA and Jordanian Officials visit Hima Anjar

August 6, 2015 witnessed an exchange visit from IUCN-ROWA and Jordanian officials to Hima Anjar to learn more about the hima site as well as understand more about the hima approach and how it is being implemented. Moreover, members from government and non-government institutions in Lebanon were also invited on behalf of SPNL. The day began with brief welcoming speeches …

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SPNL Selected to participates in ENTIRE project on Stakeholders Dialogue in Water Management

Through the project titled “Empowering regional civil society networks to take an active role in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Southern Mediterranean Region (ENTIRE”)”, SPNL participated in the Entire training workshop titled “Working with Stakeholders Dialogue in IWRM” which took place from 9 to 10 February in Amman Jordan . The following workshop stressed on applying stakeholders tools …

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Landscape Character Assessment Project

Two members of SPNL attended a kick off meeting in Cyprus for a new project called Landscape Character Assessment (Medscapes). MedScapes is an innovative project that has just started and comprises a multidisciplinary approach. It presupposes cross-border cooperation between neighboring Mediterranean European and third party countries. The project aims to develop and apply a best-practice methodology for East-Mediterranean Landscape Character …

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Prominent Hunters Sign Declaration On Responsible Hunting

Hunters from Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and Ethiopia have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting [1], at a ceremony organised by the BirdLife International and UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project, in coordination with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), BirdLife in Lebanon. Under the Patronage of H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury, Lebanese Minister of …

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Capacity Building Workshop in Jordan within the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

A capacity development workshop was organized in Jordan from 18-21 August 2013.The workshop included representatives from BirdLife partners from different countries along the rift valley flyway such as: Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. The purpose of the workshop is to help project partners apprehend the relevance of capacity development to the Migratory Soaring …

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Jordan hosts workshop on Assessment of Ecosystem Services

SPNL participated in a workshop on Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Jordan organizedby IUCN regional office in Amman within the MAVA funded project “Nurturing NGO Capacity to Engage in Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean”. Participants at the workshop were from several NGOs in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine. In a world of urban sprawl, industrial revolution, and technological development, …

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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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Cultural Conservation Practices in the Mediterranean Basin

SPNL has recently initiated a new project supported by the MAVA Foundation under the title of “Assessing and Supporting Cultural Conservation Practices in the Mediterranean Basin”. Several Mediterranean countries are going to take part in this project, Spain, Turkey, Greece and Tunisia to name a few, and SPNL will be responsible for assessing the status of cultural conservation practices in …

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Book review: Birds of the Middle East

By Richard Porter Simon Aspinall and I are pleased and proud to dedicate Birds of the Middle East to BirdLife International’s Middle East conservation programme. Once again it has been great working with world recognised wildlife artists John Gale, Mike Langman and Brian Small. The result is a new book. An entirely new layout with the identification text and maps …

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