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Assad Serhal Nominated to IUCN conferral of Honorary Membership

Assad Serhal, the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) and the winner of Midori Prize 2018 is nominated by IUCN Council at its 98th Meeting in February 2020, on the recommendation of the Awards Jury, to the World Conservation Congress for the conferral of Honorary Membership. The selection will take place in June 2020 in Marseille, France, at the IUCN’s World …

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A tree for someone you love

This is a reforestation project launched by Lebanon’s Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and Air France – KLM in cooperation with local and international partners, with the aim of enhancing the spirit of association with the village and conserving biodiversity through the establishment of a social and emotional relationship between man and the earth through the …

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The avid hunter turned pioneering conservationist

As a young man in Lebanon, Assad Serhal was a keen hunter. But after an encounter with a Bobwhite Quail and its chicks, Assad was so moved that he decided to change course and dedicate his life to conserving birds – millions of them are shot in Lebanon every year as they migrate. He’s now a significant figure in Lebanese …

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SPNL and Air France signed a partnership agreement

SPNL Director General Mr. Assad Serhal and General Manager Air France KLM group for the Near East Mr. Matthieu Tetaud signed today a partnership agreement. Air France is looking to support SPNL in line with its reforestation project to compensate CO2 emission. SPNL is been selected to develop a partnership with Air France for 2020 following its worldwide project “Trip …

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Partners come together to discuss plans for the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

6 BirdLife Partners from the Middle East & Africa have concluded today a 3-day meeting in Amman for a collaborative discussion on the progress of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project, which is funded by The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL is one of …

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SPNL mourns the loss of A Rocha Co-Founder Miranda Harris and CEO Chris Naylor

The Society for protection of Nature in Lebanon is grieving the loss of some of its most prominent partners after the top leaders of A Rocha International—cofounders Peter and Miranda Harris and CEO Chris Naylor and his wife Susanna—suffered a fatal car crash on Monday. “SPNL mourns the loss of great partners that helped in protecting the environment of our …

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Birds migrating through Lebanon made dazzling formations in the sky and first sighting for the endangered Egyptian Vulture

Birds migrating through Lebanon made dazzling formations in the sky as it moved south on Wednesday. While sources of food abound in the spring, making the northern climes ideal for raising their young, sub-zero temperatures, snow and shorter days in winter render their search for nourishment much more difficult. Migratory birds are therefore almost genetically predisposed to fly off to warmer …

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H.E. Zhang Xinsheng , President of the Council of The World Conservation Union IUCN visits SPNL

SPNL executive board members lead by SPNL President Affaf Saidi, and SPNL team lead by SPNL CEO Assad Serhal and Hima representatives from Hamanna, Anfeh & Ras ElMetn, were honored to receive and hold a meeting at SPNL office , Hamra ,H.E. Zhang Xinsheng , President and Chairman of the Council of The World Conservation Union IUCN , The world …

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Nature and Culture in Menorca: meeting of the Cultural Landscapes Steering Committee

A Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Cultural Landscapes Outcome Action Plan (OAP) of the Mediterranean Programme was held in the Balearic island of Menorca from 6 to 9 May 2019, hosted by local organization GOB Menorca. Twenty participants from 13 organisations attended the meeting, representing projects implemented in five Mediterranean countries and cross-cutting regional initiatives. The Cultural Landscapes OAP supports the …

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Poland and Lebanon are joining hands to protect migratory soaring birds

Mr. Assad Serhal, SPNL Director General, and Mr. Andre Bechara SPNL Board member met today with the Polish Ambassador to Lebanon Przemyslaw Niesiolowski, to coordinate projects and activities for storks and soaring birds and reforestation at Hima in Lebanon and mainstreaming conservation to productive sectors especially tourism. Mr. Serhal handed Ambassador Niesiolowski a letter of support from Birdlife Poland. Dr …

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