Tag Archives: Lebanon

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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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon calls on the Lebanese authorities to implement the Hunting Law

In the past five weeks, the anti-poaching unit of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has been able to document many acts of indiscriminate killing of migratory soaring birds before the start of the hunting season in Lebanon, which was officially inaugurated by the Ministry of Environment on the 15th of last September, and which is …

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Updated checklist of the birds of Lebanon, with notes on four new breeding species in spring 2020

GHASSAN RAMADAN-JARADI, FOUAD ITANI, JAMES HOGG, ASSAD SERHAL & MONA RAMADAN-JARADI Summary: Since the previous published checklist of the birds of Lebanon in 2008, many significant changes to the status and distribution of birds in the country have been recorded. Checklists evolve, and the one presented here uses the standardised taxonomic list for the OSME region. Of the 404 species …

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Last flight of the goddess: How I Met Anahita

By Maher Osta, SPNL field officer Anahita is the name of the ancient Persian goddess of fertility, water, health, healing, and wisdom, so how come that I met her? Although the Anahita that I met could fly across borders and continents like she owned the planet and her ancestors were worshiped by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, she is not …

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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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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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Chefs, producers and cooks share their favourite Mediterranean recipes, inspired by sustainable ingredients of our #MedFoodHeroes

Chefs, producers and cooks share their favourite Mediterranean recipes Sharing meals in the Mediterranean feels as good as the food tastes. Rooted Everyday is happy to introduce recipes from Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal and Spain to whet your appetite, inspired by the sustainable ingredients of our #MedFoodHeroes. With many thanks to the chefs and foodies for sharing their recipes and photos with us, with the aim to see …

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Eating an Organic Mediterranean Diet Helps Fight Disease

For years nutritionists have extolled the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, now environmental NGOs like WWF are calling for us to improve our health and the environment by following the Med. #MedFoodHeroes shows us the true meaning of “good food” The #MedFoodHeroes campaign from 15-27 June coordinated by @RootedEveryday celebrates the rich cuisine the Mediterranean has to offer and the …

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Meet our #MedFoodHeroes from Greece, Lebanon, Menorca, Morocco, Portugal and Spain!

One way to eat like an environmentalist is to support sustainable food producers. Through our two-week #MedFoodHeroes campaign, we aim to show how biodiversity in our ecosites is strongly linked to the sustainable food producers we work with in beautiful Lemnos, High Atlas, Dehesas, Montados, Menorca and Shouf. Here, we introduce some of our #MedFoodHeroes. Read on! Athina Kavaleri and her …

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