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National Consultation Workshop for Ecosystem Profile update for the Mediterranean Basin

The Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot, Lebanon being one of its major components, is the second largest hotspot in the world and the largest of the world’s five Mediterranean-climate regions. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF) niche is to work with all actors engaged in conservation and development activities in Mediterranean Basin countries to foster partnerships in priority corridors and sites. Such …

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Buy a stamp, save a migratory bird

This time of the year in many parts of North America, it’s easy to find geese flying south in V-shaped flocks from their summer homes to their winter grounds. Geese aren’t the only birds that migrate. Of the more than 650 species of North American breeding birds, more than half are migratory, often flying thousands of kilometers and crossing international …

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CEPF updating of the Ecosystem Profile for the Mediterranean Basin

  The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund-CEPF is currently undergoing an update of the “Ecosystem Profile” for the Mediterranean Basin that would be the basis for the grant allocation in the next 5 years. Correspondingly, The public consultation for the CEPF updating process of the Ecosystem Profile for the Mediterranean Basin has now been launched, and all stakeholders are invited to …

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Lebanon Climate Act Launches the Business Knowledge Platform to tackle Climate Change

Lebanon Climate Act initiative organized today a training session for private companies at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, as part of a series of sessions aiming to deepen the knowledge about the mechanisms to tackle climate change, and to identify the ways in which the private sector companies can contribute …

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Got a Pest Problem? Call the Quack Squad

They’re short, they waddle, and they’re coming to eat the snails. Meet the quack squad, nature’s very own pest control. Every morning, duck farmer Denzel Metthys releases over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks on the Vergenoegd Winery in South Africa. Trained to march in a long line en route to the vineyard, these ducks mean business. Source: Great Big Story

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Moving into action: IUCN World Conservation Congress opens

As the IUCN World Conservation Congress opened today in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, thousands of government and NGO representatives prepared to debate and act on key issues including conserving the oceans, climate change and the role of private investment in nature conservation. Over the next 10 days, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s 1300 State and NGO Members will vote …

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Machnouk: The Approval of the Decree Establishing an Environmental Control will contribute to adjust the abuses and irregularities

Mohammad Machnouk, the minister of environment, announced in a statement that: “The approval of the decree establishing an environmental control, by the council of ministers, is an accomplishment completing to the law of the allocation of public environmental lawyers and investigative judges in environmental affairs.” stressing that “The approval of the decree will help in controlling the environmental crimes and …

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The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production

In 1995 the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, setting a policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. 15 Priority Areas were adopted by the UNGA, such as ducation, employment, environment, participation, Information and communication technologies.  In a follow-up action, in 1999 the UNGA decided …

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Forest issues take the stage at IUCN World Conservation Congress

This September, an estimated 10,000 people will converge on the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu to exchange conservation ideas, discuss pressing issues and learn from one another at the IUCN World Conservation Conference. Forests will be at the top of the agenda for many – and dozens of talks, workshops, and formal presentations will stimulate forest-minded participants. On the main concourse, two …

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Providing Water for Birds during hot summer

Like all animals, birds need water to survive. Though they can extract some moisture from their food, most birds drink water every day. Birds also use water for bathing, to clean their feathers and remove parasites. After splashing around in a bath for a few minutes, a bird usually perches in a sunny spot and fl uffs its feathers out …

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