Tag Archives: BirdLife

IBAs in Danger – urgent action needed!

An increasing number of  Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are under threat from damaging development – much of which is poorly planned and does not take environmental values into account. “The IBAs in Danger initiative provides an essential focus for governments, development agencies, the international environmental and conservation conventions, business and wider civil society to act to prevent the …

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The right renewables? Location, location, location!

The BirdLife World Congress, that brought together nearly 600 conservationists from 120 countries held an important workshop, entitled The right renewables? – wind power, bioenergy and biodiversity. Renewable energy sources are critical in the transition from fossil fuels towards climate-friendly, low carbon societies. However, there is concern that some technologies, such as most biofuels, large-scale hydro-power, as well as poorly-sited …

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BirdLife World Congress honours work of seven Partners

Following five years of achievement since the 2008 World Congress, during which the Partnership has grown from to 121 conservation NGOs, BirdLife has used its Partnership Awards to recognise the exceptional contributions of an unprecedented seven Partner organisations.   The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) is leading the revival of the Hima, a traditional community-managed protected area system, …

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Businesses play a developing role in biodiversity conservation

  At an event held in connection with the BirdLife World Congress, companies from different sectors gathered to discuss the crucial and developing role the environment, and more explicitly, biodiversity management plays in strategic business development. The key-note speech was given by Chris Wille, Director of sustainable agriculture at the Rainforest Alliance who said “Alliances between environmental NGOs and the …

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Assad Serhal SPNL’s General Director elected in the new BirdLife Global Council

Before every BirdLife World Congress, the entire Global Partnership meets to debate and endorse strategic issues, and elect new officers, including the members of the Global Council. The following Council members were elected unanimously. 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 …

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SPNL’s journey with BirdLife International

SPNL BirdLife   SPNL was established in 1984 under the Lebanese laws, and licensed by the Ministry of Interior under Decree No.6/AD 8/1/1986. SPNL,was representative of the International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP), which was later changed to BirdLife International in 1994. SPNL then became BirdLife national partner in Lebanon, to protect nature, birds and biodiversity in Lebanon and to …

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BirdLife World Congress opens in Ottawa

Conservationists, politicians and business people from more than 120 countries will meet in Ottawa, Canada on June 19th, for the World Congress of the largest and fastest growing global Partnership of national conservation organisations. BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership, 121 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one per country – and growing with over 13 million members and …

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New Workshop Area at SPNL Office

SPNL has recently renovated a section in its own office area as added space to be used for conducting workshops and meetings in the future. The added space will be equipped with the basic requirements for conducting workshops and lectures at SPNL. It is noteworthy to mention that this workshop area will host SPNL’s series of workshops targeting hunters and …

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SPNL’s Work in Conserving the Flyway in the Mediterranean

SPNL recently started the implementation of an outreach program targeting hunters in Lebanon as part of the “Capacity Development for Flyway Conservation in the Mediterranean”, a project executed in collaboration with BirdLife International and funded by the MAVA Foundation. SPNL’s work mainly includes the reduction of illegal hunting and threats to migratory birds by developing a special training course in …

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National Workshop on Wind Energy Development and Soaring Birds

The Ministry of Energy and Water, and The Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation,the UNDP CEDRO Project, BirdLife International and SPNL have cooperated towards the organization of a national workshop on wind energy development and migratory soaring bird on Monday 8 April 2013. SPNL contribution to the workshop concentrated on highlighting the importance of …

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