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Releasing a healed condor

This young male condor had been found badly wounded, starving, with broken wings, in Catamarca, northern Argentina, near the Andes range where they belong. He was taken care of by a Wild Animal Care foundation, and 6 months later he was ready to be set free again at the spot where he had been found. This is the exciting moment …

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Rare Great Crested Grebe seen for first time in Lebanon, SPNL says

This video, taken by SPNL team member Maher Osta, is the first evidence for A Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps Cristatus) feeding a chick after breeding in Lebanon. The event was confirmed, documented, and scientifically published by leading ornithologist Dr. Ghassan Jaradi. All followers of the hunting situation in Lebanon agree that such an event was made possible by the extreme …

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Web of Life The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity

Overcoming a prolonged state of conflict, Mr. Assad Serhal of Lebanon restored the ways of the indigenous people of coexisting with nature to achieve outstanding results. As a zoologist, Dr. Kathy MacKinnon of the U.K. focused on scientific knowledge, as well as the knowhow of local people in raising questions with and offering proposals to policy-makers. Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri …

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MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy

MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy is a leadership programme for professionals from partner organizations of the MAVA, Fondation pour la Nature. It brings together two generations of leaders – senior and young professionals.  

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International Otter Survival Fund

The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is one of the world’s leading otter charities. In the UK IOSF is the only charity solely dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters based on over 20 years of scientific research in the UK and around the world. Otter numbers in the UK have increased slightly in recent years but the …

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United Nations CBD COP14 Egypt: MIDORI Prize Winners 2018

AEON Environmental Foundation” MIDORI Prize winners “ film to the UN CBD COP 14, Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt. The winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize are Dr. Kathy MacKinnon, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas; Mr. Assad Serhal, Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon; and Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri, Former Science Advisor …

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Plain Tiger Butterfly at SPNL’s HHI Park Butterfly Garden and Pavilion

Please enjoy this clip from HHI Park Butterfly Garden & Pavilion of the plain tiger butterfly from the butterfly garden, just in time of the publication Butterfly Gardening in Lebanon. This is the same butterfly species on the book cover, shows that all our work paid off. This is a valuable minute and 28 seconds, enjoy!

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SPNL and CABS | On the Frontline

“Is it far worse in the Lebanon? In really simple terms it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen in my life.” Komitee gegen den Vogelmord (Committee Against Bird Slaughter as it’s known in English) – or CABS – is a German-based organisation founded to tackle illegal poaching and trapping of birds across Europe. Last year, working with SPNL, the Birdlife partner …

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Shoot photos don’t shoot birds: A slogan practiced by President’s special advisor Claudine Aoun Roukoz

A video wire taken by Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun President of Lebanon. The video reflects her passion and support to the cause of saving birds from illegal killing, and her efforts to encourage birdwatching and photography, especially during breeding season that just started lead by her as a role model. SPNL …

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Soar Alongside Migrating Birds—and the Man Who Flies With Them

By Elaina Zachos When Christian Moullec saw that lesser white-fronted geese were struggling with their migration from Germany to Sweden in 1995, he took to the skies to help them. Today, weather permitting, he soars with birds on an almost daily basis. A meteorologist by trade, the 58-year-old Frenchman didn’t start out as a pilot. But inspired by an Austrian zoologist known as …

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