Tag Archives: Assad Serhal

Bird Identification Manual

Plant pollinators, seed dispersers, agricultural pest controllers, environmental health indicators, amusers, art and technology inspirers… They are the birds, the ecological agents that perform valuable services! Identifying birds is a fascinating, ever-changing activity that increases our awareness and appreciation of natural wildlife. Further, the birds represent an amazing group of species, and they act in different roles in different habitats, …

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New Signatory to CMS Raptors MoU: Lebanon

Lebanon signed the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU). This brings the total number of Signatories to 49. Lebanon is critically important country for many species of migratory birds of prey. Lebanon’s signature to the CMS Raptors MoU is a welcome and highly positive sign that strengthens international …

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State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs”

Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the new publication “State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs” collated & edited by Assad Serhal and Bassima Khatib, the book is  the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive publication about birds and important bird areas in Lebanon. The book is the latest outcome of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project which aims to integrate …

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SPNL and TyN Bringing Back Transhumanze to Save Biodiversity

The Society for the protection of nature in Lebanon (SPNL) signed a partnership agreement with Transhumancia y Naturaleza – Spain (TyN). Both parties agreed to pursue their shared objectives through means of a Partnership Agreement establishing the basis for mutual collaboration and development of projects aiming at linking nature and culture conservation through pastoralism and transhumance. TyN team that visited …

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SPNL and MSB project urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Mainstreaming conservation of migratory soaring birds project (MSB), implement by the UNDP in the Ministry of Environment, urged to stop unlicensed hunting in Lebanon. SPNL director Assad Serhal affirmed that nothing can justify the killing of migratory birds by announcing that they were carrying spying devices, especially that …

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Birds of the Middle East: (Arabic Edition)

by Richard Porter (Author) , Simon Aspinall (Author)  Said abdallah Mohammed (Translator) Assad Serhal (Supervisor) Birds of the Middle East (Arabic Edition) is now the most field-ready and comprehensive guide to the fantastic birds of this region. This fully revised and updated Arabic edition covers all species–including vagrants–found in the Arabian Peninsula (including Socotra), Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian territories, Syria, …

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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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Fourth Hima Fund Board Meeting in Doha- Qatar

On March 1, 2013 a meeting for the Hima Fund Board Members was held in Doha. SPNL’s Director General and BirdLife International special envoy to the GCC, Assad Serhal participated in the meeting representing SPNL. The meeting focused on the achievements of the Hima Fund so far, plans and proposals for the year 2013-2014, discussions on the BirdLife World Congress …

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