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Syria and Lebanon latest signatories to CMS Raptor MOU

The MSB project advocacy efforts in 2014 were rewarded when both Syrian and Lebanese governments signed the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), which brings the total number of signatories to 50. The MSB project considers the signing of the Raptors MOU by project range countries as a …

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Bird Identification Manual

Plant pollinators, seed dispersers, agricultural pest controllers, environmental health indicators, amusers, art and technology inspirers… They are the birds, the ecological agents that perform valuable services! Identifying birds is a fascinating, ever-changing activity that increases our awareness and appreciation of natural wildlife. Further, the birds represent an amazing group of species, and they act in different roles in different habitats, …

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Beirut hosts workshop to discuss responsible hunting areas in Lebanon

Lebanese Environment Forum (LEF) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) organized a workshop in Beirut to discuss the objectives of a project to promote responsible hunting practices in Lebanon through awareness campaign by LEF NGOs, and initiating a pilot model Responsible Hunting Area – RHA. LEF has received a CEPF grant to promote responsible hunting …

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SPNL Show Best Practices at South-South Development Expo

  Director of SPNL Assad Serhal has stressed the importance of Lebanon participation in the First Arab States Regional South-South Development EXPO which aims to enrich the international continued dialogue on sustainable development before and after 2015. The Expo that was held in Doha February 18-20, 2014 was of high significance by which it provided opportunities to demonstrate solutions and …

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State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs”

Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the new publication “State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs” collated & edited by Assad Serhal and Bassima Khatib, the book is  the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive publication about birds and important bird areas in Lebanon. The book is the latest outcome of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project which aims to integrate …

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UNW FGE selects SPNL Programme “Al-Hima System: a Mean of Women Empowerment” for South-South Development Expo in Qatar

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) “Al-Hima System: a Mean of Women Empowerment” solution has been selected to reflect the UNW FGE Portfolio as a modality for South-South cooperation, in the First Arab States regional South-South Development EXPO to be held in Doha-Qatar from 18 to 20 February 2014.   SPNL is implementing project titled “Promoting …

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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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SPNL and MSB project urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Mainstreaming conservation of migratory soaring birds project (MSB), implement by the UNDP in the Ministry of Environment, urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon. SPNL director Assad Serhal affirmed that nothing can justify the killing of migratory birds by announcing that they were carrying spying devices, especially that …

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Criteria for the Identification of Public Hunting Areas in Lebanon

A roundtable meeting was held in SPNL on July 11th 2013 in the presence of Dr. Salim Hamadeh, and Ms. Rana Tarhini – MSB Project Team, Mrs. Lara Smaha- Ministry of Environment, Dr. Ghassan Jaradi- Ornithologist, and SPNL’s Director General Assad Serhal and Assistant Director General Bassima Khatib. The meeting has set the basis for the criteria in identifying public …

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National Workshop on Wind Energy Development and Soaring Birds

The Ministry of Energy and Water, and The Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation,the UNDP CEDRO Project, BirdLife International and SPNL have cooperated towards the organization of a national workshop on wind energy development and migratory soaring bird on Monday 8 April 2013. SPNL contribution to the workshop concentrated on highlighting the importance of …

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