Tag Archives: First

Saker Falcon

The Saker Falcon (Falco Cherrug), is a bird species that is native to Lebanon and is classified as Endangered according to the IUCN Red List. This classification has been revised several times in the past years, and it is based on the rapid decline in this species’ population over time in its range area which is estimated to be around …

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New Workshop Area at SPNL Office

SPNL has recently renovated a section in its own office area as added space to be used for conducting workshops and meetings in the future. The added space will be equipped with the basic requirements for conducting workshops and lectures at SPNL. It is noteworthy to mention that this workshop area will host SPNL’s series of workshops targeting hunters and …

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SPNL Welcomes Diverse Earth Director Liza Zogib

SPNL welcomed on Monday 20 May 2013, the director of DiversEarth organization Mrs. Liza Zogib for her short visit to Lebanon. The visit focused on launching and setting solid grounds for the new project that SPNL is working on entitled “Assessing and supporting cultural conservation practices in the Mediterranean” funded by the MAVA Foundation. Moreover, the visit will help DiversEarth …

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SPNL Participates in SEARCH Project Regional Workshop

SPNL recently participated in a regional reflection workshop, held in Morocco, regarding the “Social, Ecological and Agricultural Resilience in the face of climate change in the Mediterranean Region (SEARCH) Project”. The project which is funded by the European Union, and coordinated by the IUCN, included participants from Lebanon (SPNL and Mada), Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, and Morocco, in addition to a …

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Last Northern Bald Ibis in Syria?

Despite the current crisis in Syria, the field team have continued to monitor the ibis, and have reported the sad news that only one of the Northern Bald Ibis has returned to the breeding site at Palmyra this spring. Unfortunately, there are no signs of any more birds so far returning from their migration to Ethiopia. The returning female ‘Zenobia’ …

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Traditional Cultures Can Show Wasteful World How to Preserve Food

Ahead of World Environment Day, UNEP Showcases Methods such as Condensing Cows, Storing Seabirds in Sealskins and Freeze-Drying Potatoes in the Open Air   From condensing the meat of whole cow to the size of a human fist, to preserving seabirds in sealskins, there are hundreds of ways in which traditional cultures can teach the wasteful developed world how to …

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Sharing or sparing land for nature?

A new ecological study of novel human-influenced ecosystems should change the debate about whether farmers should be sharing land with nature or sparing land for nature. Sparing land for nature Lately the sparing-v-sharing argument seems to have been going the way of the sparers.  Much discussion has centered on a critique by Cambridge University’s Ben Phalan two years ago on “how to meet rising …

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World Migratory Bird Day in HimaKfarZabad

On Saturday 11 May 2013 SPNL, the municipality of Kfar Zabad and Anjar, organized a World Migratory Bird Festival in Hima Kfar Zabad. The festival took place through the generous funding of the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), BirdLife International, European Commission, and the MAVA …

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El Fekha Claimed as a New Hima

SPNL in partnership with the Fakha municipality and CREADEL social organization have declared on 6 May 2013 a new Hima site in the village of El Fekha in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains of Bekaa. The project funded by the CEPF, was launched in a ceremony attended by the SPNL team, CREADEL, and members from the municipality of El Fekha and local …

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Cultural Conservation Practices in the Mediterranean Basin

SPNL has recently initiated a new project supported by the MAVA Foundation under the title of “Assessing and Supporting Cultural Conservation Practices in the Mediterranean Basin”. Several Mediterranean countries are going to take part in this project, Spain, Turkey, Greece and Tunisia to name a few, and SPNL will be responsible for assessing the status of cultural conservation practices in …

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