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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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SPNL Participates in ENPI Horizon 2020 Capacity Building Workshop

  Through SPNL’s work on the national, regional and international level, SPNL was nominated by the ministry of Environment to participate in a regional workshop on sustainable development that was conducted under the ENPI Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme, where it was organized by the Regional Arab Network for Environment and Development- RAED in Egypt, between 5&7 November 2013. …

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SPNL and MSB project urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Mainstreaming conservation of migratory soaring birds project (MSB), implement by the UNDP in the Ministry of Environment, urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon. SPNL director Assad Serhal affirmed that nothing can justify the killing of migratory birds by announcing that they were carrying spying devices, especially that …

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Two-Day Mentoring scheme at SPNL by IUCN Expert

Under the IUCN project “Nurturing NGO Capacity to Engage in Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean” funded by MAVA, a two-day mentoring program was held at SPNL moderated by Dr. Jose Tavares. The two days focused on tackling institutional issues that would help SPNL move forward while being better organized with clear strategic plans for better results and efficient outcomes. …

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SPNL Launches its SNOW Education Program through the Hima Summer Camp in Hima Anjar

With the generous support of the MAVA Foundation and the UN fund for Gender Equality, SPNL organized a Hima education summer camp in collaboration with the municipality of Anjar from 2 to 4 September 2013. The camp targeted children of the age group between 8 and 12 from both of the communities of Anjar and KfarZabad. The camp signified the …

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Amazing Images of Palestine Sunbird Babies at Dinner Time in Tyre

Photography courtesy of SPNL Board Member Shawki Saidi © This new feature portrays some of the glorious species that we encounter everyday in Tyre Southern Lebanon . It’s often easy to take these day-to- day birds for granted, but we hope to share some of our most beautiful residents in full color images. Palestine Sunbird is the only representative of …

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