Based on the invitation of the Ministry of Environment inLebanon and in the presence of Ms. Lara Samaha, head of Biological Diversity department in the ministry, the project manager of the UNDP Migratory Soaring birds Project Dr. Salim Hamadeh and the general director of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon-SPNL Mr. Assad Serhal, a workshop for the hunting clubs was held on the 13th of September 2013 in the “West Bekaa Country Club ” in Khirbet Kanafar, Western Bekaa. The workshop aimed to deliver models of the “questions and answers” for the hunting exams.
The workshop was attended by the President of the Union, Mr. Pierre Al-Jallakh and representatives of the six hunting clubs who are certified by the ministry of Environment to conduct the hunting license exams.
After a welcoming speech by Dr. Hamadeh who emphasized on the importance of this step, Miss Samaha talked about the Ministry’s action plan to achieve Sustainable hunting in Lebanon. Mr Adonis Khatib from SPNL presented valuable information for the participants based on the “hunter guide” developed by SPNL and the relevant questions and answers. After the hunting ban for around 20 years, this workshop is considered a historic breakthrough in terms of hunting regulations.