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Lebanon is packing the tools to sign “peace treaty” with Migratory Birds

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, celebrated the “World Migratory Bird Day” this year, in the West Bekaa Country Club, with new visions, old hopes and genuine desire for a brand new Lebanon through providing a safe sky for the yearly migration route of the birds. The event held in collaboration with the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar, …

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#photonotbullet Wild Boar Hunters Dani Haddad Group promote responsible hunting

Wild boars herd young with parents , feeding during the day time, ss taken by one of the most known hunters of wild boar in Lebanon Dani Haddad. But only shooting this time with his camera , as recommended by spnl campaign #photonotbullet and MECRH. No hunting outside hunting season only shooting photos for wildlife and nature. Hence bringing back …

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Position Statement on Illegal Killing of Birds in Lebanon

Irresponsible and illegal killing of birds in Lebanon is thought to be one of the main factors behind the decline of many bird species in Lebanon. Read more : http://www.spnl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Position-Statement-IKB-Ar.pdf     

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Cyprus songbird slaughter: UK Government responds to petition

Over 800,000 migratory songbirds were killed on the UK-owned military bases in Cyprus last Autumn – to fuel criminal trade for a local delicacy. With local efforts to stem the slaughter floundering, the UK Government has delivered an official response to an online petition By Alex Dale Officially, the dish is banned throughout the island of Cyprus, and has been …

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A man who lives with a stork for 25 years writes an open letter to the President of Lebanon: ‘Please don’t let them kill my Klepetan!’

Mr. Vokic from the small Croatian village Brodski Varos takes care of the female stork Malena, whose wing was shot by hunters, for the last 25 years. Malena can’t fly south during winters so Mr. Vokic has built her a nest on the roof and a winter home in his garage. For the last 14 years Malena is in love …

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Action Plan to fulfill Aoun’s “Peace Treaty” with birds in Lebanon

As a follow-up to the recent letter from Patricia Zurita Chief Executive Officer of Birdlife International to Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun, a meeting was held in the Presidential Palace in Baabda. The aim of the meeting is  to focus all efforts needed from All concerned parties , on how to translate …

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President Aoun launches new campaign to protect migratory birds

President Michel Aoun launched a new awareness campaign to protect migratory birds that cross through the Lebanese sky during the current season. Aoun stressed that strict laws should be enforced to the fullest to prohibit hunting these birds. Aoun’s words came during a press meeting at Baabda Palace today. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife …

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#photonotbullet SPNL photo campaign to promote responsible hunting

To promote responsible hunting, we’re asking you to get out into nature, and take a photo of a video of a Bird instead of shooting it, because spring is the typical mating season for most bird species. Hunting is prohibited and illegal during this period. Feel free to use a smartphone or any other photo device – you don’t have …

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Kirtland’s warblers show how connecting all migration’s points can chart a way to sustainability

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists use the endangered Kirtland’s warblers to show how connecting all migration’s points can chart a way to sustainability. In the most recent issue of the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, Michigan …

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Stop illegal seagulls killing in Lebanon

Lebanese environmental groups condemned the hunting of seagull off Beirut’s southern shores, near the Rafik Hariri International Airport. Our birds deserve safer flyways. To tackle these threats, conservation efforts need to be scaled up at the worst locations we have identified, coupled with effective and well-coordinated local, regional and national advocacy. Images and a video have circulated online showing what is believed to …

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