Environment

A dangerous swim for the Mediterranean

443 – This is the estimated number of Indo-Pacific invasive marine species that have entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal since its opening in 1869. These species have found the Mediterranean to be a comfortable place to live, but then, who wouldn’t? However, these Indo-Pacific species are not as accommodating as their new home and are often noxious, …

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Consuming With Care: World Environment Day 2015

“Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care“: The United Nation’s theme for World Environment Day this year. Which is fitting, in a world where our current consumption patterns are steering our natural resources to irreversible tipping points and where we often don’t exactly know what natural resources are used to make our goods. According to Worldwatch Institute, calculations show …

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The Mediterranean Consortium congratulated by the MAVA Foundation

Our ‘Supporting Cultural Practices in the Mediterranean Basin’ project has been highlighted in the MAVA Foundations 2014 annual report. Nature and culture are inextricably linked in the Mediterranean, which is why, in 2012, a number of organisations led by DiversEarth, joined forces in the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture1 to examine the different ways in which cultural practices benefit …

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World Migratory Bird Day 2015 – “Energy – make it bird-friendly!”

Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations, governments and people around the world plan events to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrating migratory birds and raising awareness about the need for their conservation. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been held in 130 countries and this year we hope to reach even …

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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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