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Please welcome SPNL’s 20th Hima at Aitanite – West Bekaa

22 December 2017  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Aitanite’s municipal council decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, , led by M. Assaad Najem, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism, responsible hunting, and grazing.  This marks the 4th Hima at the eastern slopes of the Shouf …

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Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

By Gui-Xi Young 1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. The EU’s European Chemicals Agency is currently considering an EU-wide ban on the use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands. It is running an online public consultation on the issue until 21st December. Join BirdLife Europe and TAKE ACTION! TAKE …

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Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, hope for pelican and kiwis

overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet closer to extinction, according to the latest update on the conservation status of the world’s birds by BirdLife International for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. By Shaun Hurrell On land, the Snowy Owl is also struggling to find food in the North American Arctic.The …

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SPNL honours Liban Cables for adopting environmentally friendly systems

On 31 October 2017, Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL, team visited Liban Cables Factory in Nahr-Ibrahim. The purpose of the visit was to honour the Chairman and President of Liban Cables, Mr. Bassem El-Hibri and the team of Liban Cables, in recognition to the solar power plant installation in the factory that will ease the pressure …

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CEPF launches new 5-year investment to protect Mediterranean nature

From the huge Dalmatian Pelican in the Balkans, to vulnerable trees in the Middle East and nesting turtles in North Africa, the wildlife in developing countries in the Mediterranean Basin has been given a renewed hope of preservation, restoration and protection through a second phase of investment by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which will be managed by BirdLife …

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Bird Conservation International (BCI) publishes paper on illegal killing & taking of birds in Northern & Central Europe and the Caucasus

Today the peer-reviewed quarterly journal Bird Conservation International publishes a paper [1] entitled “Illegal killing and taking of birds in Europe outside the Mediterranean: assessing the scope and scale of a complex issue”. Led by the BirdLife International partnership with input from experts across the region the paper exposes the scale and scope of the illegal killing of birds across …

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The Northern Bald Ibis: recent sightings have confirmed that a few birds still remain.

The Northern Bald Ibis is a critically endangered species that is highly social and congregates in large flocks. At one time two separate populations existed– a non-migratory Northern African/European population and a migratory Middle-eastern population. It has been of special focus of both European Zoos and US Zoos to keep a healthy captive population with the intent of preserving the …

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Protecting Lebanon’s Wildlife | Assad Serhal of SPNL Interview with Charlie Moores | Player.Lush.Com

“Then I saw a covey of Bobwhite Quails – I saw they were looking at me and they were scared – And then I made the connection – By God, they’re scared of me – I’m a killer – That did it…” In the conversation with Assad Serhal, the Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in …

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Ecotourism in Action #KHERBET #KANAFAR #LebanonTraveler

Aiming to protect nature, birds and biodiversity in Lebanon, and to promote the sustainable use of natural resources with people through the revival of the Hima concept, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) explains more about its “Hima to Hima” program in the Bekaa. The Hima approach is a traditional, community-based method for the conservation of …

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MEDFORVAL Annual Meeting 2017 hosted by Shouf Biosphere Reserve

The 31 participants present at the annual meeting of the MEDFORVAL Network, held from 23 to 26 October in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Lebanon (SBR), representing the 19 sites of the Network, partners and the MAVA Foundation, exchanged best practices and began to outline the future of the MEDFORVAL Network in the framework of the end of the project …

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