Environment

The Birdlife Partnership calls on the United Nations to amend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Birdlife Partnership calls on the United Nations to amend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the first time in over 70 years to add a new human right: the right to a healthy natural environment. Sign the petition now   From the ashes of the Second World War, one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history, rose one …

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Important update: bats do not spread COVID-19

There have been reports from across the world of bat culling in a misplaced attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. As an advocate for the protection of all nature, BirdLife is disseminating the following scientific update in order to clarify the facts and end this ecologically damaging practice. By Jessica Law As efforts are stepping up around the world to …

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Will COVID-19 fuel the destruction of our oceans?

By Bruna Campos, Senior Marine Policy Officer European fishers and aquaculture farmers who continue to work, like many others who provide necessary services to society, risk getting infected by COVID-19 as not all of them are able to respect social distancing measures. They are among those who will also directly face the detrimental economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. National …

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We are all connected – for worse, but also for better

The rapid spread of Coronavirus has shown us that the world is even more connected than we realised – and that our connections are also the key to facing this emergency together. Could the world’s rallying cry against current crisis be a hopeful sign of the environmental sea change to come? By Patricia Zurita If anything can show us how connected …

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Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. This information is to help you cope if: you’re feeling anxious or worried about …

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Stuck at home? Go green

SPNL member and project manager for a micro project in West Beqaa concerning making grade A compost from dairy cow manure Maher Osta, found himself stuck at home to avoid contracting the COVID19 Coronavirus, like most other people around the world. Chance has it that Maher previously stocked at his home two large bags of the compost produced by the …

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IUCN 9th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) kicks off in Kuwait

In Kuwait, from 9 – 11 September 2019, under the patronage of the State Minister of Economic Affairs Mariam Al Aqeel, IUCN opened the 9th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in the presence of Sheikh Abdulla Ahmad, IUCN President Mr. Zhang Xinshering, IUCN Acting Director Dr. Grethel Aguilar, H.E. Princess Basma Bin Ali, H.E. Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri-Abu Dhabi Environment …

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“Bahr Bala Plastic” project towards a plastic free Mediterranean Sea

Lebanese civil society and the European Union Delegation to Lebanon today launched a new environmental initiative tackling marine litter. The joint initiative is part of the “Bahr Bala Plastic” project, which aims at raising awareness about the dangers related to plastic and reducing its use. The “Bahr Bala Plastic” project is funded by the European Union and co-managed by the …

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CEPF small grants for Cultural Landscapes in Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan

CEPF has just announced the call for small grants for Mediterranean cultural landscapes; eligible countries are Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan. You can find the call announcement here and the full documents here: English, French. Small grants projects are to be implemented in the last quarter of 2019. Final reports of the selected areas need to be completed by the end of January 2020. Eligible Countries: Jordan, …

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Celebrating 40 Years of Global Action for Migratory Animals

Sunday, 23 June marks the 40th anniversary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), also known as the “Bonn Convention” after the city in which it was signed. It is the only global treaty dealing with the conservation of migratory species and their habitats across the world, including birds, whales, dolphins, sharks, elephants, antelopes, and …

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