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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon mourns its president, Ramzi El Saidi

Dear friends and members We have a very saddening news to share with you. We lost our beloved President Mr. Ramzi El Saidi this Wednesday 28th of March. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues in SPNL. His memory will be honored by the continuation of the work he was involved in to protect Lebanon’s nature. The funeral and condolences …

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Shoot photos don’t shoot birds: A slogan practiced by President’s special advisor Claudine Aoun Roukoz

A video wire taken by Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun President of Lebanon. The video reflects her passion and support to the cause of saving birds from illegal killing, and her efforts to encourage birdwatching and photography, especially during breeding season that just started lead by her as a role model. SPNL …

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Barbara Municipality Initiative to Protect Lebanese Partridge

The Barbara municipality launched a new environmental initiative to free Lebanese Partridge to nature. Birds don’t belong in cages or in our homes, and the Barbara municipality is proving that a lot can be done to protect the wild birds. The event witnessed the attendance of SPNL advisor, Ornithologist Dr. Ghassan Jaradi, and Dr. Manal Nader from the Institute of the Environment …

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Open letter: give our birds safe passage over Lebanon this spring

With the spring migration just a few weeks away, conservation groups the world over have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. Croatian conservationists call for the President to honour his promise for stricter enforcement of hunting laws. By Jessica Law Last May, bird lovers were entranced by the story of Klepetan, a lovestruck White Stork Ciconia ciconia who, …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 21th Hima at Kayfoun– Mount Lebanon

29 November 2017  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Kayfoun’s municipal council decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, led by Mr. Ali Dagher, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism. The Council discussed the issue of establishing a protected area (Hima) within Kayfoun jurisdiction, in cooperation …

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Mobile Pastoralism in the Mediterranean: arguments and evidence for policy reform and its role in combating climate change

The many benefits of mobile pastoralismi in the Mediterranean, and the world over, are detailed in a new report from the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture. This 10’000 year old practice, forgotten or lost in some places, may actually be a retro-innovative system of livestock management critical for the sustainability of our planet. “Mobile pastoralism is one of the …

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AUB students assess the Landscape of Shemlan and ecotourism trails of Hima Kayfoun

Professor Architect Maria Gabriella Trovato with her students at the Architect and Landscape Department in the American University of Beirut (AUB) visited Shemlan village – Kaza Aley. The main purpose of the visit was to assess and analyze the Landscape of Shemlan, especially after announcing the neighboring village Kayfoun as a Hima and initiating ecotourism trails between the two villages. 15 Landscape …

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SPNL promoting Hima at LUSH SUMMIT 2018

Do you find the world an unsettling place these days? listen to Assad Serhal, Managing Director of SPNL-Society for the Protection of the Nature in Lebanon, promoting the Hima approach during LUSH SUMMIT 2018. Held on the 14th and 15th of February 2018, Lush Summit 2018, is the annual convention hosted by the cosmetics brand. Whatever you care about, the Summit’s the …

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SPNL’s Hima approach is part of Annahar special Edition

Annahar Lebanese daily newspaper launched a special issue, that was published today, which features an unprecedented group of prestigious guest writers. Over 250 iconic personalities, including SPNL Managing Director Assad Serhal, wrote in the special issue, hosted by the issue’s guest Editor-in-Chief, governor of Banque du Liban Dr. Riad Salameh. These contributors are established pioneers in their respective fields, who will …

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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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