Tag Archives: First

What Climate Changes Means For Migratory Birds? The story of a Black stork in West Bekaa Ammiq

On 11 November 2020 SPNL got an Email from Eagle Club Estonia about a Black stork named Vedru that’s fitted with a transmitter Vedru was born and tagged in Estonia, and entered Lebanon on 7 November 2020 and stayed in the area between Ammiq and Mansoura in West Bekaa. This behavior was strange since it did not continue southwards on …

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Commander Shams El Din receives SPNL Anti Poaching Unit

Adonis Al-Khatib, president of the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center – MESHC and director of the responsible hunting portfolio at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and editor in chief of Sayd Magazine, and the head of the antipoaching unit (APU), Sherine Bou Rafoul, paid a visit on Friday, November 13, 2020, to the Commander of …

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National Guides Online Training on Ecotourism and Biodiversity

The Ministry of Tourism and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL conducted a training course on ecotourism and biodiversity, on November 17 and 18, 2020, via Zoom, under SPNL’s Migratory Soaring Birds Project and Homat Al Hima Porgramme. The training workshop comes within the implications of the partnership agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and …

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COMPOSTING FOR LIMITING POLLUTION INPUTS TO AMMIQ RAMSAR SITE (LEBANON)

As part of a micro-project funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), and coordinated by Tour du Valat, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) organized a training session on “composting for limiting pollution inputs to Ammiq Ramsar Site”. The main objective of the project is to reduce or stop the practice of …

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Implementing international efforts to combat the sale of illegal wildlife products online

Between 7 and 21 October 2020, IUCN Members voted electronically on 109 motions, including 15 with amendments. The results are available below. Following the postponement of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the Council decided to submit nine governance motions to an electronic vote to take place in early 2021. In order to prepare for the vote, these motions will be …

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The Egyptian Vulture “Izzy” spent a SAFE night in Lebanon

On Thursday the 28th of October a joint effort by the  Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) marked a great office and fieldwork performance. Followed by BSPB through satellite monitoring, a young Egyptian Vulture named Izzy spent the night in Lebanon just above Beirut. Izzy, a young …

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Homat Al Hima Level 2 Training: A Window of Happiness

        15 Homat Al Hima From different Lebanese villages: Kayfoun, Abey, Hammana, Souq El Gharb, Baisour, West Bekaa joined us on the 24 and 25 October with their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn about nature. The training under the MSB (Migratory Soaring Bird) Project funded by GEF, MAVA Shouf Project, and Homat Al Hima Programme, was held …

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SPNL and Municipality of Anfeh join The MedPAN network

Despite the challenges of this very special year for all of us, 6 new members and 4 new partners have joined the MedPAN network in 2020. New members Public Institution Natura Histrica (Croatia) Public Institution for Management of Nature protected areas in the area of Split-Dalmatia County – Sea and Karst (Croatia) Management Body of the Cyclades Protected Areas (Greece) Management …

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A day in the life of an SPNL field officer during migration season

By Maher Osta At 10:30 this Saturday morning I got a call from Assad Serhal our General Director telling me that there’s a shot pelican under the good care of  BETA and that they contacted SPNL for advice. He sent me a number that I called, and I was informed that the bird was shot and had a serious wing injury. …

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World Migratory Bird Day in Hima Hammana

Within the Migratory Soaring Birds project, and in celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day, SPNL has implemented an event for tour operators. An outdoor day in Hima Hammana on Sunday 18 October 2020, where the Ministry of Tourism representatives participated as well. It started with a small breakfast and an overview of the Hima and Hima Farm concept, and a …

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