Responsible Hunting Programme

Responsible Hunting Programme Lebanon lies on the west side of the Rift valley African Eurasian flyway, which is considered one of the most important flyways for bird migration in the world. In spite of its small geographical area, at least 399 species of birds have been

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Jeju Declaration adopted to promote Hima

Top delegates of the 2012 World Conservation Congress pose after signing the Jeju Declaration during the closing ceremony on the 10th day of the environmental conference in Jeju Island. Starting from the left, they are Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Woo

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Book review: Children, Citizenship and Environment

by Jeff  Thurston Children and young adults today are faced with a multitude of voices, news and challenges that confront them daily. They must be equipped to understand, act upon and to develop alternate possibilities and pathways that allow them to move through and act

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The Power of a Local Tradition: Hima

Almost 1,500 years before modern conservation research arrived at the same idea, a tradition originating from the Arabian Peninsula realised the importance of community involvement when preserving natural areas and managing natural resources. Essential practice for human

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Book review: Birds of the Middle East

[button color=”red” size=”big” link=”http://www.spnl.org/birds-of-the-middle-east-arabic-edition/” ]Order the Arabic Edition Now ![/button] By Richard Porter Simon Aspinall and I are pleased and proud to dedicate Birds of the Middle East

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs

Important Bird Areas-IBAs  Important Bird Areas-IBAs are among the world’s key sites for the conservation of biodiversity. They are identified nationally using data gathered locally, and compared with internationally adopted criteria. The programme recognizes that sites can

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Al Hima : a way of life

This book is the fruit of a wide collaboration. It is an expression of rich ideas. But most of all it’s an articulation of passion. Almost every person who contributed to this book is passionate about the hima question and the traditional approaches to conservation in

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