Tag Archives: Assad Serhal

The “Summit for the Flyways” conference on bird migration and conservation

The ‘Summit for the Flyways’ conference on bird migration and conservation, organized by BirdLife International and hosted by the Abu Dhabi-based International Fund for Houbara Conservation, IFHC, began three days of discussions here today. Assad Serhal, Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, SPNL (BirdLife Partner in Lebanon) participated in the summit. Migratory birds don’t have an easy …

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Protecting Birds, Building Community – The Story of Hima in Lebanon

When Assad Serhal set out on a career to protect bird habitats in his native Lebanon, it led him to discover and resurrect an ancient tribal practice called ‘Hima’. In this podcast, we hear how his work with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon is using the ‘Hima’ approach to bring nature and community closer together across …

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Killing Fields and Safe Havens for Birds in Lebanon | Lush Summit 2018

The Committee Against Birdslaughter’s (CABS) Axel Hirschfield and SPNL’s Assad Serhal discuss exposing bird crime in Lebanon, and the positive steps that are being taken to stop illegal hunting. The Audio file is now available on Lush Player.  

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SPNL promoting Hima at LUSH SUMMIT 2018

Do you find the world an unsettling place these days? listen to Assad Serhal, Managing Director of SPNL-Society for the Protection of the Nature in Lebanon, promoting the Hima approach during LUSH SUMMIT 2018. Held on the 14th and 15th of February 2018, Lush Summit 2018, is the annual convention hosted by the cosmetics brand. Whatever you care about, the Summit’s the …

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Book Review: A Guide to 200 Common Birds of Lebanon, by Richard Prior

By Mike Blair, Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia   This is a splendid starter book for anyone in Lebanon, young or old, who has become interested in birds. If I had received a book like this in UK when I was young (that’s over 60 years ago!), I would have been delighted, as doubtless so …

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The Northern Bald Ibis: recent sightings have confirmed that a few birds still remain.

The Northern Bald Ibis is a critically endangered species that is highly social and congregates in large flocks. At one time two separate populations existed– a non-migratory Northern African/European population and a migratory Middle-eastern population. It has been of special focus of both European Zoos and US Zoos to keep a healthy captive population with the intent of preserving the …

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Protecting Lebanon’s Wildlife | Assad Serhal of SPNL Interview with Charlie Moores | Player.Lush.Com

“Then I saw a covey of Bobwhite Quails – I saw they were looking at me and they were scared – And then I made the connection – By God, they’re scared of me – I’m a killer – That did it…” In the conversation with Assad Serhal, the Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 19th Hima at Anfeh – North Lebanon

22 September 2017  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Anfeh’s municipal council decree to declare the village and its sea as Hima. Anfeh is located on the coast of northern Lebanon and is 15 km south of Tripoli and 71 km north of Beirut. The town is extended to the west by a 400-meter promontory, oriented on an east–west axis. …

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Hand rearing and releasing of Syrian Woodpecker, a first rehabilitation model of its kind in Lebanon

By Ghassan Rmadan-Jaradi & Assad Serhal Phenological Status in Lebanon The Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopus syriacus was considered extirpated in Lebanon by Tohmé & Neuschwander (1974) but breeding was later confirmed in 1995 at Qammouha and Fneideq (Ramadan-Jaradi & Ramadan-Jaradi 1997). Between 1996 and 2005, this species was found nesting in hills at Hermon, above Aammiq and at Qaraoun (Ramadan-Jaradi & …

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Female Woodpecker is waiting for her mate in Bioland Farm in Batroun

The camera of professor Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi- Ornithologist and SPNL advisor spotted this female Woodpecker in Bioland Farm in Seghar Batroun District, North Lebanon. This bird was freed by President Michel Aoun’s special assistant Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, during the launching of the roadmap for sustainable hunting in Lebanon last month. Woodpecker is registred extinct in Lebanon in IUCN red list, and we hope that a nice …

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