Tag Archives: First

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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A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019

A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds. By Jessica Law Yearly updates can be infuriating. At the end of every December, social media is flooded with humblebrags about exotic holidays, job promotions …

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Stuck at home? Go green

SPNL member and project manager for a micro project in West Beqaa concerning making grade A compost from dairy cow manure Maher Osta, found himself stuck at home to avoid contracting the COVID19 Coronavirus, like most other people around the world. Chance has it that Maher previously stocked at his home two large bags of the compost produced by the …

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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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Why it’s important to love birds for more than just their beauty

We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy. By Jessica Law Have you ever looked at a spoonbill and pondered the reason behind its beak’s unique …

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Assad Serhal Nominated to IUCN conferral of Honorary Membership

Assad Serhal, the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) and the winner of Midori Prize 2018 is nominated by IUCN Council at its 98th Meeting in February 2020, on the recommendation of the Awards Jury, to the World Conservation Congress for the conferral of Honorary Membership. The selection will take place in June 2020 in Marseille, France, at the IUCN’s World …

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SPNL holds soft opening of Homat el Hima International Center in the presence of Leeds Academics

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) announced on February 24, the opening of Homat el Hima International Center (HHIC) at West Bekaa Country Club (WBCC) in Kherbet Qanafar, West Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. SPNL had the opportunity to softly open its newly established HHIC in the presence of academics from the University of Leeds (UK), among international researchers, …

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Extinct in the Wild: can these 5 bird species come back from captivity?

In the light of the successful reintroduction of Guam Rail, we consider the prospects of the five remaining bird species categorised as Extinct in the Wild – all of which face unique barriers to re-entry.   By James Lowen Extinction is forever. Or is it? Granted, there’s no way to reincarnate the Dodo Rapphus cucullatus. Yet five species that have vanished from …

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How women are leading nature conservation in Lebanon

By Dima Obeidat History has always shown us that there is nothing more powerful than a group of women determined to achieve a goal. Nowadays, there are women everywhere doing incredible work for the world at large: especially women in conservation, who are harnessing their force to protect nature and our future. Despite the fact that women are significantly under-represented in …

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A tree for someone you love

This is a reforestation project launched by Lebanon’s Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and Air France – KLM in cooperation with local and international partners, with the aim of enhancing the spirit of association with the village and conserving biodiversity through the establishment of a social and emotional relationship between man and the earth through the …

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