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SPNL Volunteer Feeding Migrating Cranes in USA

Ghazi Rifai, SPNL volunteer took the initiative to feed migrating cranes while refueling in his front yard, for their long journey between south and North America. “Something we should be All doing, not shooting at them like some Shooters do in Lebanon and parts of the Mediterranean”. Said Assad Serhal, SPNL Director General. Lead by ornithologist Nabil Khairallah , SPNL …

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Lebanon’s SEARCH Project Documentary

This documentary features the outputs of the “Social Ecological and Agricultural Resilience in the face of Climate Change” – SEARCH project in Lebanon. SEARCH project, is a three year regional project working with IUCN in five countries (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon) funded by the European Union, to develop and pilot ways to aid communities in combating climate change …

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SPNL and LPO partnership for nature and people

SPNL (Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon) and LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux) agreed to strengthen bilateral partnership in addition to the global partnership in BirdLife International. LPO (Birdlife French Partner) celebrated 100 years of existence in 2012. SPNL (Birdlife Lebanese Partner) is celebrating 30 years of existence in 2014. Andrée Vérès SPNL France delegate, visited …

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The Top 9 Wildlife Apps For Your Mobile Phone

WWF Wildlife Mobile has teamed up with well-known conservationist and author of ‘Fighting for Birds’ Dr Mark Avery to bring you the top 10 wildlife apps for your smartphone: As you enjoy the wildlife with the help of your smartphone app, you’ll also be contributing to nature conservation – and it won’t cost you a penny. 1. Birdguides Butterflies of Britain and …

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MedScapes project field survey

Landscape Design graduates from the American University of Beirut and SPNL’s Medscapes’ project coordinator Shalimar Sinno have participated in the field survey for the Level 1 maps of the pilot area selected for Lebanon. The pilot area stretches from Jbeil in the Mount Lebanon, to Zahle in Bekaa Valley, Khiam in South, and back to Beirut.   Field work sheets …

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SPNL strategic planning workshop

As a part of the IUCN-led ‘Nurturing NGO Capacity to Engage in Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean Project’, a capacity-needs assessment was carried out during a workshop in November 2012 in Amman, which led to the development of basic partner development plans for all NGOs involved, including the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL). Dr. José …

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SWIM-SM Sub-regional training on Water Resources Degradation

SPNL participated in the Sub-regional training on the Cost Assessment of Water Resources Degradation that took place in Athens, 23- 24-25 June 2014. The aim of this training workshop is to assess the economic valuation of water resources at the basin level. In the past two years, SWIM-SM has focused on assessing the cost of water resources degradation in order …

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Teaching beyond boundaries through SNOW programme

The final phase of the “The Social, Ecological, and Agricultural Resilience in the face of Climate Change”-(SEARCH) project focuses on the implementation of pilot projects as a result of the social and ecological vulnerability assessments that were conducted in the earlier phases of the project. The assessments presented Aydamoun- Karmchbat as the most vulnerable area when compared to Qobayat and …

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MED-PHARES Kick-off meeting

In the framework of the project MED-PHARES, SPNL participated in the kick-off meeting that took place in Cagliari- Sardinia on the 23rd and 24th in April. This meeting was an opportunity for all the partners to meet for the first time and to discuss the chronogram, the work packages and the ENPI rules and procedures for the management of the …

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Search project partners meets in Amman

A regional meeting was held on the 16th and 17th of April, 2014 in Amman, Jordan. This meeting was back to back between the SEARCH and R-KNOW projects. It witnessed the closing of the SEARCH project after 3 years of its implementation where each project partner presented a case study on their country highlighting the success stories and future perspectives. …

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