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Cultural Conservation Practices in the Mediterranean Basin

SPNL has recently initiated a new project supported by the MAVA Foundation under the title of “Assessing and Supporting Cultural Conservation Practices in the Mediterranean Basin”. Several Mediterranean countries are going to take part in this project, Spain, Turkey, Greece and Tunisia to name a few, and SPNL will be responsible for assessing the status of cultural conservation practices in …

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National Workshop on Wind Energy Development and Soaring Birds

The Ministry of Energy and Water, and The Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation,the UNDP CEDRO Project, BirdLife International and SPNL have cooperated towards the organization of a national workshop on wind energy development and migratory soaring bird on Monday 8 April 2013. SPNL contribution to the workshop concentrated on highlighting the importance of …

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Hikers walking through Lebanon for the conservation of birds

Presenter:Bassima Khatib – SPNL Assistant Director General

The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) launched on March 30, 2013 its fifth annual thru-walk from Andaket in North Lebanon. This year, 150 hikers from 9 countries will spend up to 28 days on the trail, walking for birds,and sensitizing trailside communities (about 70 villages and towns) to the importance of birds and bird populations, and the critical need to …

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Launch of the “Progress and Achievements of Climate Change” projects at the Ministry of Environment

SPNL recently participated in a conference on climate change that was held on March 11, 2013 at the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel, Beirut. The Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United National Development Programme launched a new series of climate change projects as part of the “Achievements and progress of climate change projects at the Ministry of Environment” event at …

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SPNL Launches New Project on Water Management Systems

As a part of SPNL’s projects in Hima Anjar Kfar Zabad, IBA,SPNL has recently launched the project entitled “Restoring Hima Ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community based water management systems”, the project extends fora three years duration, supported by the MAVA Foundation. It aims to restore Hima Ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community based water management systems.The project objectives include: …

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Celebrating the Miracle of Life with Bird Migration & the International Year of Water

  Fly Bird Fly “Celebrating the Miracle of Life with Bird Migration & the International Year of Water” As a part of its yearly celebration for the Miracle of Bird Migration, and through the generous support of the MAVA Foundation, SPNL and the municipality of Anjar and Kfar Zabad, in collaboration with Dar Onboz, Al Shouf Cedar Reserve, and Souk …

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SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the United Nations for improving the living environment through Hima system

SPNL are rewarded for conserving the coastline at Hima Qoleilih, southern Lebanon, whilst supporting local people.

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, southern Lebanon, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people. Dubai Muncipality presented the Dubai International Award for Best Practices (DIABP) to SPNL for community-based conservation …

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Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood

SPNL initiated in the beginning of 2013 a project for empowering women funded by the UN WomenFund for Gender Equality– “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood”. The three year project aims at enhancing the livelihood of rural women through the revival of the Hima approach in the sustainable management of three IBAs of Lebanon, Aanjar, KfarZabad, and the …

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Al Hima System Seen as One of Birdlife’s Major Achievements in 90 Years

As part of Birdlife’s International 90th anniversary celebrations that will be held this June in Canada, Birdlife chose 20 of their most successful stories achieved since their establishment. Amongst these achievements is SPNL’s “Al- Hima” approach that was revived starting2004 in Lebanon, and boosted by the Hima Fund, a generous donation by the State of Qatar in 2008.  Al Hima …

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COP18/CMP8 President debate highlights The Hima system

The fifth day of COP18/CMP8 saw engagement from the host country’s top leaders with observer organisations and members of the press, while delegates prepared for a weekend full of events. As part of Qatar’s commitment to hosting an open, transparent, and inclusive process, the President of the conference, Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, along with other top figures from the host …

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