Responsible Hunting

HIMAs and PHAs: The Balance between the needs of wildlife and people

By Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi, PhD For the first time in Lebanon, a project combines two main actions: Community based Conservation (CBC) & Scientific based Management (SBM) on one side, and Wise Traditional harvest and Use (WTHU) through specific criteria and guidance material for management on the other hand. Rationale Lebanon is located in one of the world’s most important corridors for …

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CEPF grant to bring hunting in Lebanon under control

The Lebanese Environment Forum has received a CEPF large grant of over $180,000 to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon, using a community-based approach. The project will complement other work by the BirdLife International/UNDP-GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project, and by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), the BirdLife national Partner. Despite its small geographical area, 399 species …

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SPNL achievements in the Hunting Sector

Sustainable Hunting Project: Regional basis: Development of “guidelines for hunting management”, to be adapted on national basis. Development of “Code of Practice for hunters”. Development of “Synthesis reports” on the issue of hunting. National: Development of “Country National Report” on hunting. Coordination a “National Hunter Survey” (gathering data on hunting sector). Development of draft application decrees for the hunting law. …

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Prominent Hunters Sign Declaration On Responsible Hunting

Hunters from Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and Ethiopia have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting [1], at a ceremony organised by the BirdLife International and UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project, in coordination with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), BirdLife in Lebanon. Under the Patronage of H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury, Lebanese Minister of …

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Workshop in El Fekha on Sustainable Hunting

As part of SPNL’s efforts towards sustainable Hunting a workshop was held at Al Fekha municipality, nine hunters attended, including the Mayor of Al Fekha Municipality Mr. Antoine Al Khoury. The aim of the workshop was to inform the hunters, about the updated hunting law and its decrees related to the issuing of hunting license, violations, and penalties as well …

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Interview with Environmentalist and Magazine Owner, Adonis Khatib

After issuing two written editions and then converting it to an electronic magazine, spnl.org met with Adonis Khatib, owner of “Sayd” Magazine  to get acquainted with this shift in the magazine and on the discourse adopted in dealing with the bird hunters for the protection of nature and the environment. 1 – It’s a new and remarkable experience in the …

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Workshop in Niha to limit Random Hunting

The Environment for Life association organized a workshop in collaboration with Arz El Shouf Reserve, Niha Municipality and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon. this event was funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund -CEPF. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund unites seven global leaders who are committed to enabling nongovernmental and private sector organizations to help protect …

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Workshop for Hunting Clubs in West Bekaa Country Club

  Based on the invitation of the Ministry of Environment inLebanon and in the presence of Ms. Lara Samaha, head of Biological Diversity department in the ministry, the project manager of the UNDP Migratory Soaring birds Project Dr. Salim Hamadeh and the general director of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon-SPNL Mr. Assad Serhal, a workshop for …

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SPNL to Launch Sustainable Hunting Club at West Beqaa

 SPNL has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with West Beqaa Country Club and Sayd Magazine in order to establish and manage a Middle East sustainable hunting club at the West Beqaa Country Club. Adonis Khatib, was assigned and hired as the director for managing the center in that area.  

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Training Sessions on the New Hunting Law at SPNL

A training session for hunters took place at SPNL’s office on Wednesday 14th of August promoting sustainable hunting practices in an attempt to conserve the birds of Lebanon. This training session serves to help the hunters recognize the game birds, increase their awareness about the necessary safety measures during hunting, enhance their knowledge about the new hunting law in Lebanon, …

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