Tag Archives: BirdLife

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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SPNL records tremendous participation in BirdLife World Congress in Ottawa

The 2013 BirdLife International World Congress marks two major anniversaries: the 90th anniversary of the organisation from which BirdLife evolved (making it the oldest truly international conservation organisation), and the 30th anniversary of The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), the leading in the revival of the Hima, a traditional community-managed protected area system, in Lebanon and …

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Fishing for success: reducing seabird bycatch

What do we know about seabird bycatch in each continent, region or nation? How can we stop these unnecessary deaths of seabirds? These were the two key questions that were discussed at the BirdLife World Congress, in Canada, in a dedicated workshop that listed Birdlife’s priorities and objectives for the next years. To date, the BirdLife Global Seabird Programme has …

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BirdLife Conservation Achievement Awards

Every five years, BirdLife’s World Congress recognises the achievements of organisations and individuals from within and outside the BirdLife Partnership who have made an exceptional contribution to BirdLife’s mission, programmes and conservation priorities. Following five years of achievement, BirdLife’s Global Council has picked seven candidates from an outstanding field of nominees to receive Conservation Achievement Awards. The awards were presented …

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New Chairman for BirdLife International

BirdLife’s incoming Chairman Khaled Anis Irani is President of The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN, BirdLife Partner in Jordan). He brings a wealth of experience, both from his time at RSCN, and from his work as one of his country’s most dynamic and influential politicians. Most recently, he served in Jordan’s Government, first as Minister of Environment, …

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five new countries join Birdlife International

Five new national conservation NGOs have joined the BirdLife Partnership, the largest and fastest-growing international nature conservation Partnership, bringing the total number of countries and territories represented to 121. “These are exciting time for the BirdLife Partnership, and with the accession of these new BirdLife Affiliates, we are roughly two-thirds of the way towards our ambition to be represented in …

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