Publications

Launch of SPNL’s 2020 Annual Report: Hima For Peace

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) 2020 report, available now for download. This annual report is designed to give you an overview of SPNL’s main achievements in 2020. You will also find an overview of the current programmes and projects and the significant results achieved. The Society for Protection …

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SPNL ANNUAL REPORT 2019

STOP NATURE BANKRUPTCY SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURE IN LEBANON – SPNL ANNUAL REPORT 2019 HIMA FOR PEACE

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The migration of Lesser and Greater Spotted Eagles in Lebanon

By Bernd Meyburg, Ivaylo D. Angelov , Christiane Meyburg The Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina) is a long-distance migrant who migrates twice a year at least 10,000 km between the breeding areas and the wintering areas. The breeding areas lie between Eastern Germany in the northwest, the area around Moscow in the northeast and stretches over Turkey as far as …

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Monitoring of recreational and educational services provided by Mediterranean wetlands – SYNTHESIS FOR DECISION-MAKERS AND MANAGERS

SPNL participated in 2017 in a regional survey assessing recreational & educational services of Mediterranean wetlands. The survey is led by Tour de valla, and covered 27 sites in 10 countries. In Lebanon, we involved Anjar Kfar Zabad & Palm Islands. You can read the “Synthesis report” for the survey by visiting this link

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Biodiversity guidelines for forest landscape restoration opportunities assessments

Biodiversity is inherently connected to forest landscape restoration, but conceptualising this relationship has been elusive – until now. A new publication called, ‘Biodiversity guidelines for forest landscape restoration opportunities assessments’ is intended to provide more context, more resources and fresh perspectives to the ongoing global interaction between biodiversity conservation and forest landscape restoration. IUCN.ORG invited two of the authors, Neil Cox of …

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Two beautiful table books to commemorate the return of the Scarlet Ibis to the mangroves of coastal São Paulo

Scalet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), called guará in Brazil, were considered locally extinct (extirpated) as a breeding species in Southeastern Brazil by the 1950’s but a breeding colony was established in the late 1980’s in a degraded mangrove area at the back of the Santos Bay in coastal São Paulo State. In 1996 this breeding colony had at least 250 birds …

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Book Review: A Guide to 200 Common Birds of Lebanon, by Richard Prior

By Mike Blair, Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia   This is a splendid starter book for anyone in Lebanon, young or old, who has become interested in birds. If I had received a book like this in UK when I was young (that’s over 60 years ago!), I would have been delighted, as doubtless so …

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Hand rearing and releasing of Syrian Woodpecker, a first rehabilitation model of its kind in Lebanon

By Ghassan Rmadan-Jaradi & Assad Serhal Phenological Status in Lebanon The Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopus syriacus was considered extirpated in Lebanon by Tohmé & Neuschwander (1974) but breeding was later confirmed in 1995 at Qammouha and Fneideq (Ramadan-Jaradi & Ramadan-Jaradi 1997). Between 1996 and 2005, this species was found nesting in hills at Hermon, above Aammiq and at Qaraoun (Ramadan-Jaradi & …

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HOMAT AL-HIMA THE WAY OF LIFE, FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This manual explains the concept of responsible hunting areas-RHAs, their identification and management procedure, the promotion of responsible rural tourism in non-hunting season, and the role of youth. It would be an important resource for RHA identification, establishment and management for the benefit of birds, nature, and local community.  

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Interesting bird records for Lebanon – Sandgrouse volume 39 (2) Summer 2017

Sandgrouse is published by Ornithological Society of the Middle East- OSME and contains papers and short notes on the ornithology of the OSME region, provides bird and conservation news from the region and a comprehensive round up of bird sightings in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The current issue of Sandgrouse is volume 39 (2) Summer 2017 …

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