Tag Archives: Lebanon

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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Strengthening the ecological and socio-economic resilience of West Bekaa and Mount Lebanon landscapes through sustaining their cultural practices

As part of MAVA funded project “Strengthening the ecological and socio-economic resilience of West Bekaa and Mount Lebanon landscapes through sustaining their cultural practices”, SPNL conducted a capacity building training on March 27, 2021 at Homat Al Hima International Center in Kherbet Kanafar, West Bekaa. Ms. Jamal Hamzeh, project manager started the training by providing an introduction about the project, …

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Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas & Hima Areas of Lebanon

Harsh conditions at the Kfar Zabad IBA, Lebanon David Thomas

Join CommonsConnect Webinar this Friday, March 26, to learn more about the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Lebanon and Hima areas with world biodiversity leaders from the BirdLife International -Middle East Office ,the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), and IUCN Regional Office of West Asia /North Africa. We will also highlight those organizations Regional Programs …

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Launch of SPNL’s 2020 Annual Report: Hima For Peace

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) 2020 report, available now for download. This annual report is designed to give you an overview of SPNL’s main achievements in 2020. You will also find an overview of the current programmes and projects and the significant results achieved. The Society for Protection …

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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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How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species?

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) held a seminar on the reality of hunting in Lebanon and how to combat illegal hunting and poaching in order to protect nature and the pastime of hunting. The seminar was part of a series of …

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Back to life: Back to Life: How SPNL rescued and treated an injured Crane at its Bird rescue center, MLHC

On their migratory route over Lebanon last autumn, a number of common cranes were massacred by random poachers. The flock of birds were lured to rest at an estuary with the help of electronic decoys. They were then slaughtered from military rifles and shotguns as soon as they started to land. Many died instantly, others flew away injured. One of …

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Rehabilitation of SPNL Office Facilities Damaged by Beirut Port Blast

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has just complimented a recently awarded small-grant project by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), intended to support local NGOs, affected by the historic Beirut Port blast of August 4th, to sustain their conservation efforts. The project aimed at rehabilitating the damages caused by the blast to SPNL’s office facilities …

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Former mayor of Hammana Bashir Fouad Farhat: We are on the right path to preserving our natural wealth

Since the beginning of the last century, Hammana has been one of the most prominent summer villages in Mount Lebanon and is famous for tourism. During the summer, all tourists are welcome in their homes, especially tourists from the Gulf. Lately, because of the painful events that the country has been through, and the mountain region and its people in …

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Mayor of Hammana Fadi Slaybi: Cooperation with SPNL and Air France is an example of the integration

We have never hidden our feeling that we, as the sons of Hammana, have a privilege that the Creator has given us, one in which we take pride. The beauty of our town’s nature and geography, from its mountain to its waterfall, to its waters and village green, its location, climate and trees, both forest trees and fruit bearing. This …

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