Projects & Activities

Strengthening the ecological and socio-economic resilience of West Bekaa and Mount Lebanon landscapes through sustaining their cultural practices

As part of MAVA funded project “Strengthening the ecological and socio-economic resilience of West Bekaa and Mount Lebanon landscapes through sustaining their cultural practices”, SPNL conducted a capacity building training on March 27, 2021 at Homat Al Hima International Center in Kherbet Kanafar, West Bekaa. Ms. Jamal Hamzeh, project manager started the training by providing an introduction about the project, …

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Learning to lead during times of uncertainty

January 21, 2021, marked the end-of-year graduation for cohort 3.of MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy, by which, Ms. Jamal Hamzeh, the Mount Lebanon Hima Center – MLHC manager and a senior project manager at SPNL has successfully completed the one-year leadership programme. MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy is a leadership development programme for professionals from partner organizations of the MAVA, …

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Conservation win-win

Security Forces Magazine teams up with the Anti-poaching unit (APU) to raise awareness about conservation and responsible hunting in their pages. Poaching and illegal hunting in Lebanon are threats to species endangerment. Challenges faced by SPNL’s anti-poaching unit to combat illegal hunting and poaching are vast and with the help of responsible hunters and ISF, our work towards conservation efforts …

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Fruitful cooperation between military intelligence and the APU

A GPS device that was found washed up on the beach of Amchit in the Byblos region about a week ago. The device belonged to an endangered bird, an Egyptian Vulture, who lost its life on its migration journey over the sea several weeks ago, and which, due to its disappearance, is thought to have been eaten by fish. The …

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Bird Photographer of the Year 2021

Bird Photographer of the Year is the leading bird photography competition. We celebrate the world’s best bird photography, whilst supporting conservation efforts through imagery and financial support. The Overall Winner of the competition will take home a £5,000 cash prize, alongside the coveted title of Bird Photographer of the Year. The 2021 competition is now open with a £18,000 prize …

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Fourth e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project

Welcome, To our fourth e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project. 2020 has been a difficult year for the whole world, not only for humans but also for endangered species. Get acquainted with the most interesting activities for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture of 20 partners from 14 countries and 3 continents for the period April 2020 – December 2020. …

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Rehabilitation of SPNL Office Facilities Damaged by Beirut Port Blast

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has just complimented a recently awarded small-grant project by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), intended to support local NGOs, affected by the historic Beirut Port blast of August 4th, to sustain their conservation efforts. The project aimed at rehabilitating the damages caused by the blast to SPNL’s office facilities …

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National Guides Online Training on Ecotourism and Biodiversity

The Ministry of Tourism and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL conducted a training course on ecotourism and biodiversity, on November 17 and 18, 2020, via Zoom, under SPNL’s Migratory Soaring Birds Project and Homat Al Hima Porgramme. The training workshop comes within the implications of the partnership agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and …

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The #MedFoodHeroes Cookbook: Recipes curated by environmental NGOs using sustainable ingredients from the Mediterranean

We believe the small choices we make in our dayto-day lives can have a positive impact on the environment and people. This cookbook is filled with Mediterranean recipes from the small sustainable producers featured in the #MedFoodHeroes @RootedEveryday campaign. Created by a core team of environmentalists who are working with projects, eco-regions and partners from across the Mediterranean. The Med …

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International Vulture Awareness Day at Hima Hammana & HHIC Khirbet Qanafar

The Municipality of Hammana and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL cordially invite you to join us at the Bird Observation Site in Hima Hammana for the International Vulture Awareness Day Saturday, September 5th, 2020 Location: Bird Observatory Site in Hima Hammana, 33°48’23.8”N 35°44’33.9”E Program 9:30 Gathering 9:45 Opening Speeches • SPNL • Egyptian Vulture …

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