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The absence of rainfall in Lebanon: upcoming water crisis?

By Giulia Del Sarto Lebanon will face a water crisis this spring and summer due to unprecedented scarcity in rainfall. January 2014 – usually the rainiest month of the year – have witnessed an awkwardly sunny weather. Until January 21, rainfall rates in Lebanon had failed to reach the normal yearly average, according to meteorological figures at Beirut’s international airport. …

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MED-PHARES project gathers five organizations to restore Mediterranean maritime areas

“Integrated Management Strategies for the development of the lighthouses and semaphores in the Mediterranean” is the title of the new project involving four Mediterranean countries:  Italy represented by ” Agenzia Conservatoria delle Coste della Sardegna ” , France represented by the ” Conservatoire du Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres “, Tunisia represented by ” Agence de Protection et d’Aménagement du …

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SEARCH Educational Workshop: Providing knowledge today to achieve future sustainability

As part of the SEARCH project, an educational workshop was held in Andeket, Upper Akkar. The project which is funded by the European Union, and coordinated by the IUCN, aims to increase social and ecological resilience in watershed ecosystems of the Mediterranean Region in the face of climate and other drivers of change. Five members from SPNL led the workshop …

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SPNL Show Best Practices at South-South Development Expo

  Director of SPNL Assad Serhal has stressed the importance of Lebanon participation in the First Arab States Regional South-South Development EXPO which aims to enrich the international continued dialogue on sustainable development before and after 2015. The Expo that was held in Doha February 18-20, 2014 was of high significance by which it provided opportunities to demonstrate solutions and …

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CEPF Photo Contest Finalist – Which is Your Favorite?

SPNL participated in the CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) photo contest and three SPNL pictures have been chosen as finalists among others. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invited its grantees to enter its first Digital Photo Contest. The images should highlight CEPF’s support in enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most …

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Lebanon a land of many contrasts – Air France Magazine

At first glance, Lebanon seems entirely turned toward the sea; but its multifaceted nature—lush yet arid, skyward-reaching and subterranean—is a powerful aspect of its identity. Lebanon’s head is in the clouds. From the two high mountains facing each other north and south, the view sweeps across the valleys. Clouds often settle in, halfway down, blanketing the land below. The birds …

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SPNL launches its website in French

This week, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL launched its website in French. After the English and Arabic versions, this is the third language for the Society’s main news website. Dedicated to experts, activists, journalists and nature lovers, and birds enthusiasts, this website showcases all SPNL projects and news, and provides all the essential information …

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UNW FGE selects SPNL Programme “Al-Hima System: a Mean of Women Empowerment” for South-South Development Expo in Qatar

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) “Al-Hima System: a Mean of Women Empowerment” solution has been selected to reflect the UNW FGE Portfolio as a modality for South-South cooperation, in the First Arab States regional South-South Development EXPO to be held in Doha-Qatar from 18 to 20 February 2014.   SPNL is implementing project titled “Promoting …

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SPNL Joins a New Regional Project on Water Resources Management

SPNL attended a regional meeting in Amman, Jordan on 7-9 October, 2013 for the project entitled “Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management”. It is a three year regional project funded by the European Union working in five countries (Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco) where its main goal is to promote systemic approaches to integrated water …

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SEARCH Project suggest future interventions for policy makers

SPNL and Mada held the 4th National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting on the 18th of September to focus on the policy aspect which is in the final stages of the SEARCH project and together with the members, suggest future interventions for policy makers. The meeting witnessed active participation where each member discussed the role of his/her institution towards the environment …

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