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International Vulture Awareness Day at Hima Hammana & HHIC Khirbet Qanafar

The Municipality of Hammana and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL cordially invite you to join us at the Bird Observation Site in Hima Hammana for the International Vulture Awareness Day Saturday, September 5th, 2020 Location: Bird Observatory Site in Hima Hammana, 33°48’23.8”N 35°44’33.9”E Program 9:30 Gathering 9:45 Opening Speeches • SPNL • Egyptian Vulture …

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Air France-KLM humanitarian aid through SPNL and Hima Hammana

SPNL credibility and transparency have yielded strategic partnerships over the years, including those with Air France-KLM and Hammana Municipality. In response to August 4th tragic blast which devastated Beirut and its people, employees of Air France-KLM have decided to provide humanitarian aid through this partnership. To that end, an agreement has been signed today by Air France-KLM and SPNL to …

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Boost small sustainable businesses, save the planet and improve your health through what you eat

The biodiversity of our ecosystems, like climate change, is in crisis. The survival of our world is dependent on urgent action from individuals, businesses and governments. Conservationists are asking people everywhere to do their bit to protect the environment by choosing good quality food from local sustainable food producers. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 we know people can dramatically …

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Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values

Discussion between Jamal Hamzeh, project coordinator and Mediterranean Partners in the Monitoring and Community Exchange (MCE) & Midterm Evaluation(MTE) Meeting in Morocco The project entitled “Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values” (2017-2022), is one of only four pilot projects that comprise …

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SPNL’s Current and Post COVID-19 Action Planning

Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC team led by its Director Jamal Hamzeh organized, today, an action planning workshop for SPNL team members who are leading on the different programmes and centers. The main aim of the workshop was to analyze the unforeseen challenge of COVID-19 and come up with a cumulative, realistic, and achievable three-month work plan for the five …

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SPNL supporting the Hima communities in their fight against Covid-19

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC), from the latter’s headquarters in the West Bekaa Country Club, distributed food provisions to a number of families in the Western Bekaa region, in support of their efforts to sit out the global coronavirus crisis. Assad Serhal, director general of SPNL and …

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SPNL prepared LRA’s building for quarantine in Khirbet Qanafar

In the framework of the joint cooperation taking place between the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Litani River Authority (LRA), SPNL has prepared a building for quarantine in the village of Khirbet Qanafar, which was provided by the (LRA) to be at the disposal of the Ministry of Public Health. These joint efforts are …

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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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