Tag Archives: BirdLife

National Consultation Workshop for Ecosystem Profile update for the Mediterranean Basin

The Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot, Lebanon being one of its major components, is the second largest hotspot in the world and the largest of the world’s five Mediterranean-climate regions. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF) niche is to work with all actors engaged in conservation and development activities in Mediterranean Basin countries to foster partnerships in priority corridors and sites. Such …

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We are not alone – alien plants & animals invade Europe

As of today, leading European experts will gather for three days of intensive discussion in Luxembourg to assess the spread of alien lifeforms among us. Top of the agenda will be an updated appraisal of the current alien invasion risk and a resolution outlining high priority security measures – biosecurity measures that is. For the menace tackled at the NEOBIOTA …

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Top conservation players partner to identify the most vital places for life on earth

By Shaun Hurrell, Today, eleven of the world’s leading conservation organisations, including BirdLife International and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), announced an ambitious new partnership to identify, map, monitor and conserve the most important places for life on earth. No matter where we are from on this planet, we speak a common language: the language of nature. From Pacific …

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You can track SPNL’s interactive maps using Tahaki platform

Creating meaningful maps just got easier Using Tahaki Platform. Recently SPNl created two maps. The first one is related to Lebanon’s Important Bird Areas and the second is related to SPNL’s projects mapping platform. Tahaki is online free social mapping platform for NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa region to map their data and engage their communities. Lebanon’s Important Bird Areas   SPNL Mapping platform

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BirdLife cries the loss of conservation giant Luc Hoffmann

Our hearts were saddened yesterday by the news of Luc Hoffmann’s passing. We don’t usually indulge in eulogies. Our tributes and expression of sympathy remain confined to the private of our lives. But this time it’s just… different. Luc was a singular man, with immense vision, passion and dedication. Co-founder of WWF, founding father of the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands, …

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Lebanon declares protected area in the World Heritage Site of Byblos

By Majd Abu Zaghlan, The World Heritage Site of Byblos is now officially the 17th Hima in Lebanon. The announcement took place in the municipality of Byblos with the presence of SPNL team and the municipality vice-president Ayoub Bark. Byblos (Jbail in Arabic) is the Greek name of the Phoenician city of Gubla or Gebal. It is a modern city …

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Want to become Homat Al-Hima member? Socialize!

By Vanessa Khaddage For most of us, social media has changed our lives in some meaningful way. Collectively it is changing the world for good. Given the pace of innovation and adoption, change has become a constant. Every so often we find the need to stop and reflect on its most recent and noteworthy developments, hence the following list. As …

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Celebrating the day of 27,000 protected areas

By Irene Lorenzo, Birdlife.org Over 27,000 sites across Europe have one goal: ensuring the survival of the most endangered species and habitats in Europe. Tomorrow, we celebrate the European Day of Natura 2000: more than 80 activities and an online action have been organized to bring this network of protected areas closer to people. Millions of Europeans live near Natura …

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Shock and… understand: a strategy to end the Illegal Killing of Birds

By Luca Bonaccorsi, Birdlife.org Exhausted migratory birds are trapped in glue, in agony from thirst and exhaustion. Squeezed to death, tangled in fine nets, millions are massacred this way every year before they can reach their breeding grounds. In an Egyptian market, ducks and orioles with broken wings are carried on a merchant’s back alive before being killed by knife. …

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Preliminary assessment of the scope and scale of illegal killing and taking of birds in the Mediterranean

The scientific paper on illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean titled “Preliminary assessment of the scope and scale of illegal killing and taking of birds in the Mediterranean” was  published online in the journal Bird Conservation International. Bird Conservation International / Volume 26 / Issue 01 / March 2016, pp 1-28 Copyright © BirdLife International 2016 This is an Open Access article, …

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