Tag Archives: COVID-19

How do we push forward a Green Recovery in a post-COVID world?

By Shaun Hurrell How can we reboot the global economy in a way that transitions us to a sustainable future? BirdLife has launched a new Green Recovery Webinar Series that convenes global leaders from multilateral, business and youth sectors to tackle this question and aims to increase momentum towards an environmentally-friendly recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to the horrific …

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SPNL’s Current and Post COVID-19 Action Planning

Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC team led by its Director Jamal Hamzeh organized, today, an action planning workshop for SPNL team members who are leading on the different programmes and centers. The main aim of the workshop was to analyze the unforeseen challenge of COVID-19 and come up with a cumulative, realistic, and achievable three-month work plan for the five …

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Lebanon’s migratory birds up close

Ayat Basma AMMIQ WETLAND, Lebanon (Reuters) – With Lebanese confined to their homes by the new coronavirus, migratory birds in the Mediterranean country are winging their way into the midst of quieter city life. From flocks of white pelicans and storks soaring over Beirut’s seafront to diminutive herons nesting in built-up neighbourhoods, Lebanese social media are capturing avian beauty normally …

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SPNL supporting the Hima communities in their fight against Covid-19

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC), from the latter’s headquarters in the West Bekaa Country Club, distributed food provisions to a number of families in the Western Bekaa region, in support of their efforts to sit out the global coronavirus crisis. Assad Serhal, director general of SPNL and …

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Important update: bats do not spread COVID-19

There have been reports from across the world of bat culling in a misplaced attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. As an advocate for the protection of all nature, BirdLife is disseminating the following scientific update in order to clarify the facts and end this ecologically damaging practice. By Jessica Law As efforts are stepping up around the world to …

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SPNL prepared LRA’s building for quarantine in Khirbet Qanafar

In the framework of the joint cooperation taking place between the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Litani River Authority (LRA), SPNL has prepared a building for quarantine in the village of Khirbet Qanafar, which was provided by the (LRA) to be at the disposal of the Ministry of Public Health. These joint efforts are …

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Will COVID-19 fuel the destruction of our oceans?

By Bruna Campos, Senior Marine Policy Officer European fishers and aquaculture farmers who continue to work, like many others who provide necessary services to society, risk getting infected by COVID-19 as not all of them are able to respect social distancing measures. They are among those who will also directly face the detrimental economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. National …

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Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. This information is to help you cope if: you’re feeling anxious or worried about …

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Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel   By Patricia Zurita We are currently facing a major and largely unforeseen global challenge that affects people in all corners of the world. BirdLife is no exception: the …

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