What Climate Changes Means For Migratory Birds? The story of a Black stork in West Bekaa Ammiq

On 11 November 2020 SPNL got an Email from Eagle Club Estonia about a Black stork named Vedru that’s fitted with a transmitter Vedru was born and tagged in Estonia, and entered Lebanon on 7 November 2020 and stayed in the area between Ammiq and Mansoura in West Bekaa. This behavior was strange since it did not continue southwards on …

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How To Begin Composting If You Don’t Know Where To Start

As part of a micro-project funded by TDV, AFD, and FFEM, SPNL organized a training session on composting in SPNL’s newly established HHIC center in West Bekaa on Thursday 28/5/2020 The session was conducted by Maher Osta SPNL’s wetland expert, project initiator and manager, and attended by fourteen persons. A PowerPoint presentation emphasized the dangers of pollution to the waterways …

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Lebanon’s migratory birds up close

Ayat Basma AMMIQ WETLAND, Lebanon (Reuters) – With Lebanese confined to their homes by the new coronavirus, migratory birds in the Mediterranean country are winging their way into the midst of quieter city life. From flocks of white pelicans and storks soaring over Beirut’s seafront to diminutive herons nesting in built-up neighbourhoods, Lebanese social media are capturing avian beauty normally …

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