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Wings and Waves Newsletter February – March 2016 

    SPNL Launches The Hima Guideline Manual The Hima Guideline Manual provides information on the Medscapes project, its aim and vision, and highlights briefly the content of the different work packages. The Manual, and as the title inters, focuses on the Hima approach and states the history, functions, and the revival of the concept by SPNL and its adoption …

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Wings & Waves Newsletter December 2015

  Our mission at SPNL is to work together for nature and people. As part of our longstanding commitment to Nature, we work with our partners to develop innovative approaches to the local communities. Collaboration is the engine of innovation at SPNL.     Extraordinary 2015: Collaboration is the engine of innovation at SPNL Sincerely, Assad Serhal Director General SPNL …

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Wings & Waves Newsletter November 2015

No Images? Click here As a national environmental NGO in Lebanon, SPNL contributes to both raising awareness on environmental issues and concretely protecting natural areas in Lebanon. For their amazing effort, SPNL was named a finalist for the Equator Prize 2015. SPNL recognised as a finalist for the Equator Prize 2015 The Equator Prize is awarded biennially to recognize and …

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Wings & Waves Newsletter October 2015

  No Images? Click here From 17 to 19 September 2015 in Gland, Switzerland, MAVA Foundation organised the second workshop to develop its strategy for the Mediterranean Basin for the period of 2016–‐2022. Participants from research groups, NGOs, and funding organisations attended. Assad Serhal, the Director General of SPNL represented the organization.     SPNL participates in MAVA’s Strategic Planning Workshop …

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Wings and Waves Newsletter August 2015

Unlawfully shot, trapped or even glued: the review estimates 25 million birds are being killed illegally each year. With the help of BirdLife Partners, a list of the ten Mediterranean countries with the highest number of birds thought to be killed each year has been compiled. Extent of illegal killing of birds in theMediterranean revealed in BirdLife report BirdLife International’s first …

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Wings and Waves July 2015

    SPNL and Gold Trophy organized a Partnership ceremony between SPNL and Gold Trophy which was at Bioland Farm Restaurant, Sghar, Batroun, Lebanon on 11 July 2015. The event witnessed also the signing of partnership between Gold Trophy and S.C.Vanatorul and Canisa Kris SRL (Romanian companies in the field of responsible hunting). The event was under the patronage of …

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Wings and Waves Newsletter June 2015

No Images? Click here Save Tadmur desert #Save_Zenobia A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say. A tiny breeding colony of the northern bald ibis – a critically endangered species – was found near the city in 2002. Only one female returned from the wintering grounds in spring 2013. Read more     CEPF …

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Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter May 2015

  It was attended for the first time by the new Birdlife International Chief Executive (Mrs Patricia Zurita) as member of the HF Board. Fifth Hima Fund Board Meeting in Doha- Qatar Fifth Hima Fund Board Meeting was held in Doha – Qatar during the period 19-21 April 2015 at the Friends of The Environment Center – the Partner representing the …

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Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter April 2015

    Hima Fakiha contains a very important and fragile xeric ecosystem in Lebanon, and is a stronghold of endemism. The threats of overgrazing, erosion, and desertification are all too real. Hima Fakiha Wildflower Guide: Get a Spring in your step while outdoors When one thinks of Lebanon, one does not usually think of desert.  ‘A Field Guide to the …

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Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter March 2015

         No Images? Click here Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter March 2015 ‘Field Guide to the Mammals of the Middle East’ (released 2015) is an accessible text suitable for graduate students and professionals in the fields of mammal biology, conservation biology, and ecology, as well as nature conservation practitioners and mammal specialists. The Book will be launched in several …

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