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Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon

Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief for the past six years, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, went to Lebanon’s cedar forests to see how the trees are today.   BAROUK CEDAR FOREST, LEBANON — Walking among the cedars on a mountain slope in Lebanon feels like visiting the territory of primeval beings. Some of the oldest trees have …

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Fighting Land and Ecosystem Degradation in Lebanon

The largest Nature reserve in Lebanon (approx. 5% of the Territory) encompassing the best remaining strand of cedar forests where over 160 bird species

As a general methodology and for each sector or issue tackled, Support to Reforms – Environmental Governance (StREG) Programme carried out initial analysis, developed as necessary good practice guidelines, road maps, protocols or recommendations, and translated the latter into legislation. Protected Areas Lebanon boasts 15 protected areas covering 3% of the Lebanese territories. They are the main conservation tool in …

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New call for Large and Small grants in the Mediterranean Basin

On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for large and small grants for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot   CEPF and BirdLife International, as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of Letters of Inquiry for large and small grants. Submission Deadline:  Friday 14th September 2018 …

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Give your organisation a boost: the Capacity Development Fund is now live

Our Capacity Development Fund is offering a range of grants for different sizes and types of project. If you think your organisation would benefit from improved organisational design, management and professional development for staff, then read on… By Kiragu Mwangi Welcome to the Capacity Development Fund’s first ever call for proposals. As part of a huge network spanning across the globe, we …

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Bird Your World: 12 simple actions that make life better for birds

As part of Year of the Bird, we’re encouraging nature lovers around the world to take small but meaningful actions every month that benefit nature. In this spirit, here are 12 simple steps you can encourage your friends and family to take to make the world a better place for birds. By Jessica Law – Birdlife.org 1. Fill your garden …

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AUB Botanical Garden Annual Spring Event: Bird Sanctuary

The American University of Beirut celebrated the Botanical Garden annual spring event: Bird Sanctuary, in a ceremony that gathered academies and members of the Lebanese Bird Coalition, and  Assad Serhal the managing director of SPNL-Society for the Protection of the Nature in Lebanon. As proposed by SPNL, AUB Botanical Garden is being managed by Dr. Salma Talhouk. Today AUB is a refuge …

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Mava M6 steering committee meet in Cordoba

On April 11, 12, & 13, 2018 Mava M6 steering committee meeting was held in Cordoba, Spain particularly in one of the Dehesas included in the Dehesa/Montado pilot site project. 8 Mediterranean partners participated in the meeting presenting the 4 pilot sites projects which are the Shouf Mountains in Lebanon, the Island of Lemnos in Greece, the High Atlas Mountains in …

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Killing Fields and Safe Havens for Birds in Lebanon | Lush Summit 2018

The Committee Against Birdslaughter’s (CABS) Axel Hirschfield and SPNL’s Assad Serhal discuss exposing bird crime in Lebanon, and the positive steps that are being taken to stop illegal hunting. The Audio file is now available on Lush Player.  

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The Silence of the Leaders

By Gui-Xi Young A ‘Silence of the Lambs’-inspired demonstration organised by BirdLife in Brussels last Friday saw 133 European NGOs demand more money for the EU to protect biodiversity. With nature conservation glaringly absent from the discussions on the future of Europe, civil society called on those gathered to break the ‘Silence of the Leaders’. It’s been almost 30 years since …

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OUR BLUE PLANET Saving the Earth for the Future

Every year, two major contributors to the solution of global environmental problems are selected as winners of the Blue Planet Prize. The 2017 winners are Professor Hans J. Schellnhuber, a theoretical physicist from Germany, and Professor Gretchen C. Daily, a biologist from the United States. Professor Hans J. Schellnhuber, Founder and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research …

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