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MED-PHARES project gathers five organizations to restore Mediterranean maritime areas

“Integrated Management Strategies for the development of the lighthouses and semaphores in the Mediterranean” is the title of the new project involving four Mediterranean countries:  Italy represented by ” Agenzia Conservatoria delle Coste della Sardegna ” , France represented by the ” Conservatoire du Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres “, Tunisia represented by ” Agence de Protection et d’Aménagement du …

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Living with the Bonelli’s eagle, an endangered species, an environment to be protected

The Bonelli’s Eagle, a large bird of prey typically found in Mediterranean regions, has become increasingly rare over the twentieth century. Today, this species is of particular concern to nature preservation associations and is the subject of a national action plan that aims to eliminate the causes of its decline. Interview with the Languedoc-Roussillon conservatory of natural areas (CEN LR): …

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SPNL uses a traditional Hima approach in IBA conservation

The revival of the hima system at the Kfar Zabad marshlands in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, is empowering communities to take responsibility for managing local resources. This approach is being championed by the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (BirdLife in Lebanon) as a part of their Important Bird Areas programme, and is helping to build capacity for local …

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Criteria for the Identification of Public Hunting Areas in Lebanon

A roundtable meeting was held in SPNL on July 11th 2013 in the presence of Dr. Salim Hamadeh, and Ms. Rana Tarhini – MSB Project Team, Mrs. Lara Smaha- Ministry of Environment, Dr. Ghassan Jaradi- Ornithologist, and SPNL’s Director General Assad Serhal and Assistant Director General Bassima Khatib. The meeting has set the basis for the criteria in identifying public …

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IBAs in Danger – urgent action needed!

An increasing number of  Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are under threat from damaging development – much of which is poorly planned and does not take environmental values into account. “The IBAs in Danger initiative provides an essential focus for governments, development agencies, the international environmental and conservation conventions, business and wider civil society to act to prevent the …

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