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Biodiversity Monitoring Intern/volunteer vacancy -MAVA project

As part of the Mava Shouf Project, “Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values”, SPNL is looking for enthusiastic college graduates with a scientific background to be working as volunteers/interns on the scientific component of the project precisely on the monitoring of indicators of biodiversity and eco-cultural values of healthy agro-silvo-pastoral socio-ecosystems in the Shouf landscape and specifically in West Bekaa region.

The selected biodiversity indicators for both agriculture and pasture plots are:

    • Plants

    • Bees and butterflies (pollinators)

    • Ants

    • Herps

    • Micro-mammals

    • Birds

The monitoring will take place for three years starting March 2019, while training on biodiversity monitoring techniques will start by November 3, 2018.

Accommodation/transportation expenses will be covered.

Selected candidates would benefit from:

  • Training & capacity building on monitoring techniques.

  • Networking with experts in the field.

  • Have the opportunity to participate in SPNL events & activities.

  • Receive a certificate of participation from SPNL to be added to your CV.

For more details, please contact Ms. Jamal Hamzeh, the project coordinator.


Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL is one of the oldest NGOs in Lebanon, established in 1986. SPNL is a national, non-geographic, non-sectorial, non-political environmental NGO. SPNL is the national partner for BirdLife International in Lebanon. It considers birds as entry points for the conservation of wider natural resources, as they act as key indicators for the status and health of ecosystems. It is a member in IUCN, MedWet, Med NGO network, WANA Forum, and a founding member of the Lebanese Environment Forum. SPNL’s mission revolves around the protection of nature, birds and biodiversity of Lebanon for people, and the promotion of sustainable use of natural resources for people and with them, through the Hima approach.

SPNL has a long experience in scientific research (mainly avifauna and biodiversity), education and awareness, advocacy and networking, and community development. For further information, please check website:

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