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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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#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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Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

After Birdfair, the fight goes on to protect the illegally hunted migratory songbirds of the Mediterranean fly-way. During their twice-annual migration, birds face two natural hurdles along the Africa-Eurasia Fly-way: the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara desert. Even if they manage to cross those, many succumb to man-made dangers. In the first-ever assessment of the scope and scale of illegal …

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Birdfair 2015 Rutland Water: Hope for migratory birds in the Eastern Mediterranean

Record numbers in the tens of thousands attended the 27th British Birdwatching Fair held at Rutland Water this weekend. Known as the Birdwatchers’ Glastonbury, the annual event organised jointly by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB was the ‘best ever’ this year, with thousands of nature enthusiasts from across the world venturing to the shores of Rutland …

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Malta misses a chance to end spring hunting of birds

On Saturday 11th April, Maltese citizens lost the opportunity to put an end to the controversial spring hunting of birds in their country during a national referendum. A decision that will have consequences for bird conservation across Europe and beyond.  Malta lies along the migratory route between Africa and Europe, and is an important resting place for countless migratory birds as …

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Responsible Hunting Zones: First Step to Save Migratory Birds, Enforce Law 580

The Law No. 580 – organizing hunting System in Lebanon, which was issued in 2004, is one of the most egregious models for not applying the environmental laws after many years of their approval. Despite the issuance of all decrees of this law, the latest decree holding the dangers that may occur to a third party as a result of …

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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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SPNL introduce migratory birds to the ACS students

As part of the Responsible Hunting activities, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), organized an educational seminar to the students of The American Community School at Beirut (ACS) about the migrating birds, In the presence of chief editor of “Hunting Magazine” and director of Middle East Center for Responsible Hunting in SPNL Adonis-Khatib. Maher Ousta the director …

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Tackling illegal trapping in Cyprus

“I wouldn’t want to be a bird because it is so difficult”, said a young girl in a school in Cyprus. She had just been a migratory bird herself, whilst taking part in a board game created by BirdLife Cyprus, as part of their illegal bird trapping communications campaign.  The realisation of a little Blackcap’s plight clearly made a big …

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Anjar adopts pilot model for public hunting area

Lebanese Environment Forum (LEF) and the Society for the protection of nature in Lebanon (SPNL) signed a partnership agreement with the municipality of Anjar to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon through initiating a pilot model public hunting area – PHA  announced by the municipality planned to be far from houses and the important bird areas IBA. The event was …

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