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IUCN summit delivers major commitments to save Earth’s

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, the once-in-a-decade global forum on protected areas, closed on 19th of November 2014 with the release of The Promise of Sydney. The Promise sets out an ambitious agenda to safeguard the planet’s natural assets, ranging from halting rainforest loss in the Asia-Pacific and tripling ocean protection off Africa’s coasts to a business commitment to …

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Giving Wings to Nature – Beyond Magazine speaks with Assad Serhal

Beyond Magazine speaks to Assad Serhal, Director general of the society for the protection of nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Chairman of the Birdlife Middle East partnership committee, to give us an insight into the state of Lebanon’s Birds.   You are highly knowledgeable about birds in Lebanon. what sparked this interest ?  It started during my childhood, when …

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On the Move has made its third stop in Geneva at the Natural History Museum! 

  For the first time, the photographers were present to see how their work has come together. The Mediterranean Consortium partners, MAVA Foundation, and many NGOs and families were also invited to the opening of the exhibition that was held the evening of October 10 2014.       At the opening, cheese products gathered from the different regions of the …

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SPNL brings “On the Move” Exhibition to Byblos

On the Move is set to make its fourth stop in Byblos Cultural Center from 10  to 14 December 2014, in collaboration with the Municipality of Byblos, funded by the European Union (EU), CEPF and UN Women Fund for Gender Equality. With more than 50,000 visitors in the last five months, and after successful tours in Tunisia, Paris and Geneva, …

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Strategic Environmental Assessment of Renewable Energy

SPNL , represented by the assistant director general Ms. Bassima Khatib, has participated in the national Strategic Environmental Assessment  (SEA) consultation workshop for the renewable energy sector in Lebanon that was organized on 24 October 2014 in Gefinor Rotana Hotel, Hamra. The workshop included an overview about the SEA process, analysis of alternatives of renewable energy mix, SEA framework, and …

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SPNL participate in the European Heritage Days in Paris

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) participated in the activities of the European Heritage Day in Paris on the 20th and 21st of September 2014 in the municipality building of the 9th district in Paris. This event took place in collaboration with the LPO, Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux, and the support of the UN …

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SPNL: THREE DECADES FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE

With the generous support of UN Women Fund for Gender Equality (UNW FGE) SPNL launched a special edition of SPNL Magazine celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary.  Founding members Ramzi Kamel Saidi and  Assad Adel Serhal wrote an editorial titled ” THREE DECADES FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE”. You can Download the PDF file from this link Editorial In 1983, when the …

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Saving Migrating Birds? Socialize!

Recently SPNL launched a social media campaign to save birds during autumn migration season 2014 using the following hashtags: #Lebanon #Toyourna #Birds. The slogan of the campaign is : “Don’t kill migrating birds”. Lebanon is a hugely important country for migration as it is on one of the most important migration routes in the world.  Lebanon is part of the …

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SPNL to mark European Heritage Days in paris

The society for protection of nature in Lebanon (SPNL) will participate in the European Heritage Days which will take palce in Paris, on 20-21 September 2014. The event Titles “Cultural and Natural Heritage Days” will include a preserved animals farm, the Ecancourt farm, with rare goat species and other animals. A photographic exhibition “On the Move” proposed by The Mediterranean …

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“Happy Birday” The World Bird Migration Day in Hima Anjar –Bekaa

’Happy Birday’The World Bird Migration Day ‘Save Water for People and Nature’ As a part of its yearly celebration for the Miracle of Bird Migration, and through the generous support of the European Union and MAVA Foundation , SPNL and the municipality of Anjar in collaboration with Jabalna Festival , celebrates the Miracle of Bird Migration under the title ‘Save …

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