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Birdlife conservation workshop successfully completed in Nicosia

SPNL participated in a regional workshop led by BirdLife International organized in Nicosia, Cyprus on 21 – 23 May 2014. The workshop was attended by 26 delegates from conservation NGOs from 20 countries to discuss a strategic action plan for combating illegal bird trapping in the Mediterranean. The workshop was a perfect opportunity for representatives of NGOs from various countries …

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Migrating birds stop off in Cyprus at their peril

Under the cover of night, activists patrol key poaching sites in southeast Cyprus, described as an ecological disaster zone for endangered migratory birds on their Mediterranean stopover. “Cyprus is the worst country in Europe for the number of birds killed and the species,” said Andrea Rutigliano of the Bonn-based Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS). Blackcaps, thrushes and other songbirds face …

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Experts join forces for profitable and bird friendly agriculture development

Agriculture is one of the most productive sectors in the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway region, serving as the economic backbone of many countries who are still struggling to catapult themselves from poverty and achieve food security for their rising populations. However, agriculture also poses serious threats to migratory soaring birds, notably agrochemical poisoning due to improper usage of …

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Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter April 2014

|    Unsubscribe Like Tweet Contact US Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter Issue April 2014 Japan Supports Water management project in Hima Kfar Zabad Through the generous support of the Japanese Embassy “Grass Roots’’ fund, SPNL has recently signed a new project with the Embassy of Japan titled “Water Rehabilitation and Management at Hima Kfar Zabad Wetlands and Springs “. …

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Vulture killing drug now available on EU market

By Rebecca Langer, Diclofenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that has wiped out vulture populations in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Now, a repeat of this ecological disaster is threatening Europe. Despite the fact that safe alternative drugs are readily available, Diclofenac has been authorised for use on domestic animals in Italy, and in Spain where 80% of European vultures live, …

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BirdLife International announces Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson as Acting CEO

By Adrian Long, Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson is Acting CEO of BirdLife International after the recent resignation of Dr Marco Lambertini, who is joining WWF International as their Director General. “Marco will be greatly missed by our Partnership of conservationists from around the world that together are BirdLife International”, said Khaled Irani, BirdLife’s Chairman. “BirdLife has clear strategic direction, with even …

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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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Prominent Hunters Sign Declaration On Responsible Hunting

Hunters from Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and Ethiopia have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting [1], at a ceremony organised by the BirdLife International and UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project, in coordination with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), BirdLife in Lebanon. Under the Patronage of H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury, Lebanese Minister of …

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BirdLife Expansion in Qatar

A meeting was held last month between Birdlife CEO Marco Lambertini, BirdLife Middle East Director Ibrahim Khader, and Assad Serhal Director General of SPNL and Birdlife Global Councilor. The result was an agreement on a plan forward towards Birdlife presence in Qatar in cooperation with Friends of the Environment Center, and for this Assad Serhal will be delegated as Birdlife …

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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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