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1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week: “Building a regional network to conserve plants and cultural diversity”

SPNL attended the first Plant Conservation Week which was held in Ulcinj, Montenegro from Oct.24 to Oct.29. Botanists; civil society institutions working in the plant conservation field; community members; and those interested in including plant conservation programmes into their conservation or sustainable development projects, attended the workshop. The workshop was a successful opportunity for bringing together audiences and stakeholders who have worked or currently working on conserving …

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My experience with a very generous man, Luc Hofmann

* Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi In September 1973, I was registered to prepare a PhD of ornithology in Saint Jerome University (Aix-Marseille III University) at the Laboratory of Ecology under the supervision of Professor Jean Giudicelli and under the direction of the ornithologist Jacques Blondel, Maitre de Research at CNRS Montpellier at that time. As far as I remember, the university was …

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Luc Hoffmann’s Memorial Ceremony in Beirut

For his kindness and devotion and for his endless support to SPNL and Lebanon the Ambassador of Switzerland H.E. Mr. François Barras and SPNL have hosted a ceremony in memory of Dr. Luc Hoffmann on Tues.Oct.4th at the Ambassador of Switzerland residence. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Lebanese NGOs, SPNL team, and the Director …

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Luc Hoffmann Memorial Ceremony, at Tour du Valat, Camarque, South France

By Assad Serhal – SPNL Director General Twenty years have passed, since our first encounter with Luc, where my wife Zeina and I were invited to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and National Resources (IUCN) Anniversary, at the place where it got established since 50 years before, at Napoleon Bonaparte Palace, Fontainebleau forest, France. I was asked …

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You can track SPNL’s interactive maps using Tahaki platform

Creating meaningful maps just got easier Using Tahaki Platform. Recently SPNl created two maps. The first one is related to Lebanon’s Important Bird Areas and the second is related to SPNL’s projects mapping platform. Tahaki is online free social mapping platform for NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa region to map their data and engage their communities. Lebanon’s Important Bird Areas   SPNL Mapping platform

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Mediterranean Consortium Midyear workshop in Guadalaviar – Spain

SPNL team has participated on the Mediterranean Consortium Midyear workshop that was held in Guadalaviar Spain from July 10 to July 14 2016. The Constortium’s Spanish Partner Tranhumancia y Naturalezea made sure to host the workshop in Guadalaviar for it is the key location for transhumance and home for one of the chief museums on Transhumance in Spain. Discussions on …

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SPNL Mapping platform

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Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

Enjoy a perfect family experience at the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition this summer. Assad Serhal,  Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon- SPNL , visited the exhibition  and met with the Butterflies expert discussing future collaboration with SPNL. SPNL recently published a “Field guide to Butterflies of Lebanon and the Middle East Written and Illustrated by Husein …

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WE WISH YOU A VERY BLESSED EID MUBARAK

Dear Friends and partners We wish you and your family a very blessed EID Mubarak.  May God bless you with good health, peace, joy, and prosperity for the holiday and always.  For those who celebrate the holiday, we wish you a blessed EID and for those who do not, we wish you the best for the years to come.  Let …

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Mescapes Project Results Summary

By Shalimar Sinno , Project Coordinator MedScapes Project, which has been funded by the multilateral cross-border cooperation “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme” of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI CBC-MED 2007-2013), has successfully come to an end. For the past two years, MedScapes brought together eight partners from four countries –Cyprus, Greece, Jordan and Lebanon: Laona Foundation for the Conservation …

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