Tag Archives: Hunting

Tackling illegal killing and saving birds from limesticks in Lebanon

As part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the illegal killing of birds, 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) organized a field investigation against limesticks hunting in Mount Lebanon Although the widespread shooting of legally protected birds in Lebanon …

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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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Safe Passage For Migratory Birds

Migration can only be mastered if the birds find safe resting places along their route where they can find food and recover their strength. However, indiscriminate hunting drives birds to struggle amid unsustainable conditions. Even through rough weather, our responsible hunters answered the call of SPNL, and the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting (MESHC) …

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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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SPNL and MESHC Anti-Poaching Unit: safety valve for nature

The Anti-poaching unit works as a Liaison between for Sustainable Hunting program for SPNL ​(Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon), and the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center (MESHC) established in 2015. ​ We believe that hunting and sustainability must go hand in hand ​to make more Lebanese appreciate nature and to make hunting a more eco-friendly practice​. A …

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Biggest sting against illegal bird trapping in Lebanon to date

The teams of our current bird protection camp conducted intelligence-led field investigations against illegal mist nets in the towns of Saida and Barja, south of Beirut. A total of 5 active trapping sites were discovered. To lure the birds into the traps, poachers used electronic calling machines imitating the song of blackcap. The findings were immediately reported to the Lebanese …

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Protecting Lebanon’s Wildlife | Assad Serhal of SPNL Interview with Charlie Moores | Player.Lush.Com

“Then I saw a covey of Bobwhite Quails – I saw they were looking at me and they were scared – And then I made the connection – By God, they’re scared of me – I’m a killer – That did it…” In the conversation with Assad Serhal, the Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in …

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Plan of Action to address Illegal Killing of Birds in Lebanon

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Jordanian authorities seize 7,000 dead birds in largest recorded hunting violation

Hunter, a gov’t employee, to be fined JD20-25 for every bird killed By Hana Namrouqa – Oct 05,2016 AMMAN — Authorities on Wednesday announced the seizure of 7,000 dead birds in the largest hunting violation ever recorded in the Kingdom. The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and the Rangers caught the hunter and confiscated the dead birds …

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The Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza Hortulana)

By Fouad Itani, The Ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana) is a small passerine bird of the bunting family Emberizidae. It measures 17 cm in length and has an average weight of 23 g. The male is greenish with a yellow streaked throat and upper part, as well as orange underparts. The female is much duller with a finely streaked crown and upper breast. Ortolans are …

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