SPNL's News

March, 2020

  • 12 March

    Assad Serhal Nominated to IUCN conferral of Honorary Membership

    Assad Serhal, the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) and the winner of Midori Prize 2018 is nominated by IUCN Council at its 98th Meeting in February 2020, on the recommendation of the Awards Jury, to the World Conservation Congress for the conferral of Honorary Membership. The selection will take place in June 2020 in Marseille, France, at the IUCN’s World …

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February, 2020

  • 8 February

    A tree for someone you love

    This is a reforestation project launched by Lebanon’s Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and Air France – KLM in cooperation with local and international partners, with the aim of enhancing the spirit of association with the village and conserving biodiversity through the establishment of a social and emotional relationship between man and the earth through the …

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  • 3 February

    The avid hunter turned pioneering conservationist

    As a young man in Lebanon, Assad Serhal was a keen hunter. But after an encounter with a Bobwhite Quail and its chicks, Assad was so moved that he decided to change course and dedicate his life to conserving birds – millions of them are shot in Lebanon every year as they migrate. He’s now a significant figure in Lebanese …

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January, 2020

  • 31 January

    SPNL and Air France signed a partnership agreement

    SPNL Director General Mr. Assad Serhal and General Manager Air France KLM group for the Near East Mr. Matthieu Tetaud signed today a partnership agreement. Air France is looking to support SPNL in line with its reforestation project to compensate CO2 emission. SPNL is been selected to develop a partnership with Air France for 2020 following its worldwide project “Trip …

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December, 2019

  • 12 December

    Partners come together to discuss plans for the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

    6 BirdLife Partners from the Middle East & Africa have concluded today a 3-day meeting in Amman for a collaborative discussion on the progress of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project, which is funded by The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL is one of …

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