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Lebanon’s Soaring Birds Atlas launched

MSB Lebanon and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), BirdLife in Lebanon, has just launched a major Atlas on the Soaring Birds. The publication, collated & edited by Assad Adel Serhal, Bassima Chafic Khatib, Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi & Zeina Kasem Badran, aims to map through the presence/occurrence and the distribution of a group of species, the …

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Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming MSB conservation

Amman hosted a workshop to discuss and evaluate the project titled  “Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into Key Productive Sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea Flyway (MSB) which is a GEF funded project that SPNL contributed to, in order to ensure that globally threatened and significant populations of soaring birds that migrate along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway are …

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What BirdLife wants from Climate Change negotiations in Lima ?

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima provides an opportunity for governments to work together to address this global challenge, and to respond to the hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who took to the streets in September, marching for climate action. COP20 is an important milestone in climate negotiations. Next year in Paris, governments should adopt a …

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capacityforconservation.org to help meet global challenges

A new online resource, capacityforconservation.org has been launched that aims to support and strengthen conservation organisations and help them to achieve – and sustain – their conservation and organisational development goals. The free online tool, created collaboratively by BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the Tropical Biology Association and the University of Cambridge, will help conservation organisations to build …

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SPNL and LPO partnership for nature and people

SPNL (Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon) and LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux) agreed to strengthen bilateral partnership in addition to the global partnership in BirdLife International. LPO (Birdlife French Partner) celebrated 100 years of existence in 2012. SPNL (Birdlife Lebanese Partner) is celebrating 30 years of existence in 2014. Andrée Vérès SPNL France delegate, visited …

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Nature Watch : A smartphone App for IBAs

BirdLife International and its partners are working to develop an exciting new iPhone application to better conserve our Important Bird Areas. The App is called ‘Nature Watch’ and it has been designed to encourage engagement, information sharing and social networking around sites. It will allow you to share text and images from the sites, and for you to monitor this …

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12 bird species threatened in Lebanon: Report

12 species of birds in Lebanon are threatened, and 16 other species of birds are near threatened according to the 2014 Red List prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN prepared its report based on studies conducted by BirdLife International and other partner organizations. The eight species of birds added to the threatened list include …

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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Worryingly, more than 25% of these newly recognised birds have been listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List – compared with 13% of all birds – making them urgent priorities for conservation …

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Amman hosts BirdLife Int’l 48th Global Council Meeting 2014

Every year BirdLife Global Council meets to debate and endorse strategic issues. The 48th Global Council for Birdlife International network of 120 societies was held in Amman last month. Assad Serhal, Director General of SPNL and member of the Birdlife Global Council participated in the meeting that discussed the corporates social responsibility towards nature and Biodiversity.   BirdLife’s Chairman Khaled …

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New study shows vulture-killing drug kills eagles too

  The results of tests carried out on two Steppe Eagles Aquila nipalensis found dead in Rajasthan, India, have shown some worrying results. Both birds had diclofenac residue in their tissues and exhibited the same clinical signs of kidney failure as seen in vultures. Scientists now fear that all species in this genus, known as Aquila (which includes Golden A. …

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