Tag Archives: First

International Vulture Awareness Day at Hima Hammana & HHIC Khirbet Qanafar

The Municipality of Hammana and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL cordially invite you to join us at the Bird Observation Site in Hima Hammana for the International Vulture Awareness Day Saturday, September 5th, 2020 Location: Bird Observatory Site in Hima Hammana, 33°48’23.8”N 35°44’33.9”E Program 9:30 Gathering 9:45 Opening Speeches • SPNL • Egyptian Vulture …

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Join us for a celebration of the miracle of migration, birds and birding!

Dear Partners,We would love for you to join us in mid-October for a week-long global celebration of migration, birds and birding. We’re kicking things off on Saturday 10 October with World Migratory Bird Day, an annual celebration of the amazing endurance of migratory birds as they travel between their breeding and wintering grounds. On 17 and 18 October, we’ve joined forces with Global Birding, Swarovski …

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Poachers arrested in Qoubaiyat Northern Lebanon

In the context of BirdLife International’s Migratory Soaring Birds project, which is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the project to combat the illegal killing of birds with the support of the MAVA Foundation, SPNL has participated in activities aimed at combating illegal hunting in the Qoubaiyat region of North Lebanon. …

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OSME Summer meeting 2020: Dr Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi’s presentation on the birds of Lebanon

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CEPF seeking Proposals for Small Grants from NGOs in Lebanon

CEPF and BirdLife International, as regional implementation team (RIT) for the hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of letters of inquiry (LOIs) for small grants from nongovernmental organizations in Lebanon. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and …

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Air France-KLM humanitarian aid through SPNL and Hima Hammana

SPNL credibility and transparency have yielded strategic partnerships over the years, including those with Air France-KLM and Hammana Municipality. In response to August 4th tragic blast which devastated Beirut and its people, employees of Air France-KLM have decided to provide humanitarian aid through this partnership. To that end, an agreement has been signed today by Air France-KLM and SPNL to …

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OSME’s first online Summer Meeting – save the date!

Saturday 15th August: 10.30-12.45 (BST) One of the few positive things to come out of the global coronavirus pandemic is the rise of online webinars, meetings and conferences. Whether these will totally replace the face-to-face meetings that many of us are used to remains to be seen. However, there is no doubt that they can be a valuable addition for small …

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A Tradition of Conservation

Written by: Tom Verde Photographed by: Pascal Beaudenon Early in the seventh century, soon after Muslims established themselves in what is now the holy city of Madinah (formerly Yathrib), the Prophet Muhammad surveyed the natural resources in the region—the wadis (riverbeds); the rich, black volcanic soil; thHimae high rangelands—and decreed that they be preserved and set aside as a hima, …

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School with No Walls educational day at Mount Lebanon Hima Centre

The Society for the Protection of Nature – SPNL organized an educational day at Mount Lebanon Hima Centre – MLHC with a group of boy scouts. Following their request, an eco-educational day about the main environmental problems in Lebanon while focusing on the natural resources and solid waste management, was tailored according to their needs. The day’s schedule included a …

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Homat al Hima International Centre: A Story of Success at Crisis Times

While moving strategically to decentralize its operation to remote areas, the Society for the protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) established Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC) at Kherbet Qanafar, Western Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, with the generous funding of MAVA & SRT . The center which has been founded on a feasibility study, ensuring its success being central to …

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