Tag Archives: First

Conservation win-win

Security Forces Magazine teams up with the Anti-poaching unit (APU) to raise awareness about conservation and responsible hunting in their pages. Poaching and illegal hunting in Lebanon are threats to species endangerment. Challenges faced by SPNL’s anti-poaching unit to combat illegal hunting and poaching are vast and with the help of responsible hunters and ISF, our work towards conservation efforts …

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Launch of SPNL’s 2020 Annual Report: Hima For Peace

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) 2020 report, available now for download. This annual report is designed to give you an overview of SPNL’s main achievements in 2020. You will also find an overview of the current programmes and projects and the significant results achieved. The Society for Protection …

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Fruitful cooperation between military intelligence and the APU

A GPS device that was found washed up on the beach of Amchit in the Byblos region about a week ago. The device belonged to an endangered bird, an Egyptian Vulture, who lost its life on its migration journey over the sea several weeks ago, and which, due to its disappearance, is thought to have been eaten by fish. The …

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Bird Photographer of the Year 2021

Bird Photographer of the Year is the leading bird photography competition. We celebrate the world’s best bird photography, whilst supporting conservation efforts through imagery and financial support. The Overall Winner of the competition will take home a £5,000 cash prize, alongside the coveted title of Bird Photographer of the Year. The 2021 competition is now open with a £18,000 prize …

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Red List update: parrots of the Americas in peril

One of the planet’s most beleaguered avian groups, the neotropical parrots, took another hit in the 2020 Red List, with a further four species moved to a higher threat category. However, success stories from our American Partners show that hope remains. By James Lowen As one of BirdLife’s Red List researchers, Claudia Hermes has the inside track on the avian trends …

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Fourth e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project

Welcome, To our fourth e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project. 2020 has been a difficult year for the whole world, not only for humans but also for endangered species. Get acquainted with the most interesting activities for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture of 20 partners from 14 countries and 3 continents for the period April 2020 – December 2020. …

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ASSESSMENT OF WETLANDS TO BE RESTORED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

For decades, many wetlands in the Mediterranean have been degraded or destroyed, so action is urgently needed to restore them. With the aim of identifying wetlands that are being restored or that need to be restored in the Mediterranean countries, WWF Spain, in collaboration with Tour du Valat, MedWet, MedSea and the PIM Initiative, and in the framework of a …

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Happy World Wetland Day

Today is World Wetlands Day! Every year we celebrate World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the high importance of wetlands for people and our planet. The theme of this year, “Wetlands and water”, shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss. We are facing a growing …

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How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species?

The Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting (MESHC) held a seminar on the reality of hunting in Lebanon and how to combat illegal hunting and poaching in order to protect nature and the pastime of hunting. The seminar was part of a series of …

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Spot the birds

By Shane Sparg, Conservation Partnerships Manager 2020 was an unusual year with many unexpected events taking place beyond our control, but something that did not change was the spectacular phenomena of millions of birds taking to the skies to migrate between their summer and wintering grounds. As migratory birds are frequently spotted in quarries, it was a natural step for …

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