Responsible Hunting

APU rescues swarm of storks from potential killing

Based on a tipoff from sustainable hunters saying that a flock of storks had landed in the Western Bekaa locality of ​​Safra, between Qob Elias and Ammiq, and that it might be killed by a known group of poachers, the anti-poaching unit (APU), affiliated with the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center and SPNL, moved in after having informed the Lebanese …

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Tackling illegal killing and saving birds from limesticks in Lebanon

As part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the illegal killing of birds, The Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting (MESHC) organized a field investigation against limesticks hunting in Mount Lebanon Although the widespread shooting of legally protected birds in Lebanon …

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How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species?

The Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting (MESHC) held a seminar on the reality of hunting in Lebanon and how to combat illegal hunting and poaching in order to protect nature and the pastime of hunting. The seminar was part of a series of …

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We believe in maintaining the hobby of sustainable hunting

By Fadi Skandar I was born into a family that, from one generation to another, has always loved hunting. Over time, our love of hunting has taught us to love nature, something that has made me feel certain that if we conserve the environment (nature, birds…), this will positively impact us and our children, especially in the future. We in …

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Safe Passage For Migratory Birds

Migration can only be mastered if the birds find safe resting places along their route where they can find food and recover their strength. However, indiscriminate hunting drives birds to struggle amid unsustainable conditions. Even through rough weather, our responsible hunters answered the call of SPNL, and the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting (MESHC) …

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Changing attitudes towards illegal killing of Birds

The issue of illegal killing is a widespread concern for sustainable hunters in Lebanon. Last week, a conference was held by SPNL and MESHC with the owners of shops that sell hunting equipment in Lebanon on responsible hunting areas, on how to combat excessive and illegal hunting. Collaboration is key: as a conservation organization, SPNL, is in a unique position …

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Commander Shams El Din receives SPNL Anti Poaching Unit

Adonis Al-Khatib, president of the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center – MESHC and director of the responsible hunting portfolio at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and editor in chief of Sayd Magazine, and the head of the antipoaching unit (APU), Sherine Bou Rafoul, paid a visit on Friday, November 13, 2020, to the Commander of …

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Crack down on illuminated trees in Mount Lebanon

Following joint investigations between the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center (MESHC) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) in partnership with the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS), the Lebanese Internal Security Forces conducted several rooftop raids in the regions of Bchamoun, Qumatiyeh and Barja in Mount Lebanon; the aim was to …

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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon calls on the Lebanese authorities to implement the Hunting Law

In the past five weeks, the anti-poaching unit of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has been able to document many acts of indiscriminate killing of migratory soaring birds before the start of the hunting season in Lebanon, which was officially inaugurated by the Ministry of Environment on the 15th of last September, and which is …

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Poachers arrested in Qoubaiyat Northern Lebanon

In the context of BirdLife International’s Migratory Soaring Birds project, which is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the project to combat the illegal killing of birds with the support of the MAVA Foundation, SPNL has participated in activities aimed at combating illegal hunting in the Qoubaiyat region of North Lebanon. …

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