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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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Fourth Hima Fund Board Meeting in Doha- Qatar

On March 1, 2013 a meeting for the Hima Fund Board Members was held in Doha. SPNL’s Director General and BirdLife International special envoy to the GCC, Assad Serhal participated in the meeting representing SPNL. The meeting focused on the achievements of the Hima Fund so far, plans and proposals for the year 2013-2014, discussions on the BirdLife World Congress …

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Al Hima System Seen as One of Birdlife’s Major Achievements in 90 Years

As part of Birdlife’s International 90th anniversary celebrations that will be held this June in Canada, Birdlife chose 20 of their most successful stories achieved since their establishment. Amongst these achievements is SPNL’s “Al- Hima” approach that was revived starting2004 in Lebanon, and boosted by the Hima Fund, a generous donation by the State of Qatar in 2008.  Al Hima …

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Climate change adaptation – BirdLife news from Doha

As climate change talks continue in Doha, Qatar at the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, it is increasingly clear that even if the highest ambitions to mitigate climate change are realised (and at the moment these commitments continue to fall far short of what is needed), the world will have …

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BirdLife International to spread its wings as it opens an office in Doha

For an almost entirely desert country, with no natural surface water and no forests, Qatar is home to 280 species of bird. Many of these call Qatar home for only a few days, weeks, or months a year, as they stop on their migratory paths. Keen birdwatchers can spot everything from Hoopoes and Common Chiffchaffs, which are a type of …

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The Power of a Local Tradition: Hima

Almost 1,500 years before modern conservation research arrived at the same idea, a tradition originating from the Arabian Peninsula realised the importance of community involvement when preserving natural areas and managing natural resources. Essential practice for human survival in Arabian climes, the hima was a traditional sustainable protected area system that went further than being a strategy to conserve biodiversity: …

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Book review: Birds of the Middle East

By Richard Porter Simon Aspinall and I are pleased and proud to dedicate Birds of the Middle East to BirdLife International’s Middle East conservation programme. Once again it has been great working with world recognised wildlife artists John Gale, Mike Langman and Brian Small. The result is a new book. An entirely new layout with the identification text and maps …

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