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May 5th: National Sea Turtle Day in Lebanon

Tyre Beach Nature Reserve, along the coast of the southern city, is known for being the site where, every year without fail, sea turtles come to the shore to lay their eggs. Ahead of National Sea Turtle Day, the manager of the reserve, Hasan Hamza, explained that turtles typically come to lay their eggs toward the end of May by …

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R-KNOW at the 7th World Water Forum Daegu, Korea

RKNOW had the opportunity to be showcased at the 7th World Water Forum that took place in Daegu, Korea from April 11-17, 2015. Project partners from the different countries presented the R-KNOW network to show how it can become a worldwide knowledge market place for exchanging knowledge on practical and participatory integrated water management (IWRM) approaches. Case studies from the …

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Byblos hosts Hima training workshop – Medscapes Project

SPNL organized a Hima training workshop in the Cultural center Byblos, in collaboration with the Municipality of Byblos- Jbeil, under the Medscapes project. Partners of the project from Greece, Cyprus, and Jordan attended the training that was held from Tuesday Feb.24.2015 till Thursday Feb.26.2015. The aim of the workshop is to train project partners to adapt the Hima concept as …

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21 March #IntForestDay: Forests | Climate | Change

declared by law as nature reserve in 1992. A management plan exists but needs to be updated

  Forests and trees sustain life and underpin economies at all levels, and an estimated 1.6 billion people depend on them for food, shelter and income.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 65 and 80 per cent of the world’s people rely on medicines derived from forests as their primary health care.  In addition, forested catchments supply three quarters of the planet’s …

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EU Lebanon Cooperation Days 2015

The European Delegation to Lebanon, in collaboration with the EU Member States, will be organising the 3rd EU Lebanon Cooperation Days on 8 and 9 May 2015 at the Pavilion Royale in BIEL, Beirut. This two-day conference will be open to all interested audiences and will provide a unique opportunity for Lebanese and European partners to showcase their activities, present …

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#FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest

Take part in the first edition of the #FacesOfTheForest Contest as part of the events organized and communicated by the network of Forest Communicators in the Mediterranean Region and Near East (FCNMedNE) ,The theme selected by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests for the 2015 International Day of Forests is “Forests | Climate | Change. Climate change being one of the …

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Calling all photographers: The 2015 CEPF Photo Contest begins tomorrow!   CEPF invites its grantees to enter our 2015 Digital Photo Contest.   Before submitting photos, you must read the following rules and legal conditions  (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, you agree to the Official Rules and warrant that your entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is …

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Dead sea turtle washes up on polluted Lebanon coast

By Mohammed Zaatari| The Daily Star A dead sea turtle believed to be more than 50 years old washed up on a south Lebanon beach Thursday, after apparently choking on plastic grocery bags it mistook for jellyfish. The turtle was discovered by a group of young men while exercising on the beach, sources in Tyre told The Daily Star. Environmentalist …

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#ImportantBirdArea of the Month: Jabal Moussa Mountain, Lebanon

The area inhabits 14 large and medium mammal species such as the Rock Hyrax. 215 plant species among which 20 tree species and 11 endemics

Location Lebanon, Mount Lebanon Central coordinates 35o 45.91′ East  34o 3.10′ North IBA criteria A4iv, B1iv Area 3,787 ha Altitude 1,100 m Year of IBA assessment 2008 Summary The site is a mountain which extends westwards from the main Mount Lebanon chain along the edge of the Nahr Ibrahim, just to the west of Jabal Aalmat on the opposite side of …

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World Wetlands Day 2015: Act now to prevent, stop, and reverse wetland loss

Latest research shows that 64% of wetlands worldwide have been lost since 1900, and that 76% of populations of freshwater plants and animals have disappeared in the last 40 years alone (according to the WWF’s Living Planet report), which is worse than any other ecosystem. To combat the downward global trends in loss and degradation of wetlands, Ramsar works with …

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