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Arsal hosts the One Square Meter Workshop

The One Square Meter is a needle-felt sculpture which creatively demonstrates, in a tangible form, the link between mobile pastoralism and biodiversity. It is comprised of a knitted carpet (base) into which 20 – 30 different species of sculpted felt plants are woven – a visual representation of the fact that in One Square Meter of land where Mobile Pastoralism …

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CEPF small grants for Cultural Landscapes in Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan

CEPF has just announced the call for small grants for Mediterranean cultural landscapes; eligible countries are Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan. You can find the call announcement here and the full documents here: English, French. Small grants projects are to be implemented in the last quarter of 2019. Final reports of the selected areas need to be completed by the end of January 2020. Eligible Countries: Jordan, …

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HIMA FOR PEACE: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN BIRDS | Assad Serhal

Al Hima’ which means a protected area or place is a traditional system of management of resources practised by indigenous people in the Arabian Peninsula. This concept has been used by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon for conservation of Key Biodiversity Areas and as means of engaging and empowering the local community at its Hima sites. …

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Mohammad Sulayem is exploring Lebanese reserves and Himas

Mr. Mohammad Sulayem a pioneer in biodiversity and nature conservation and protected areas management at KSA and WESCANA region visited Shouf Biosphere reserve Yesterday, which he visited with Mr. Assad Serhal SPNL Director General in 1996 when it was initiated as Nature Reserve with the kind direction of MP Walid Jumblat back then , and the newly established Ministry of …

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Poland and Lebanon are joining hands to protect migratory soaring birds

Mr. Assad Serhal, SPNL Director General, and Mr. Andre Bechara SPNL Board member met today with the Polish Ambassador to Lebanon Przemyslaw Niesiolowski, to coordinate projects and activities for storks and soaring birds and reforestation at Hima in Lebanon and mainstreaming conservation to productive sectors especially tourism. Mr. Serhal handed Ambassador Niesiolowski a letter of support from Birdlife Poland. Dr …

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Lebanese president Aoun launches Bird-themed postage stamps

Lebanese President Michel Aoun launched three bird-themed stamps to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, and to promote the awareness campaign, he launched to protect certain migratory birds in Lebanon. The postage stamps, which were unveiled during a celebration at Baabda Palace, had drawings of migratory birds that are significant to Lebanon’s biodiversity. Ibrahim Khader, Regional Director of Birdlife Middle East …

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Rare Great Crested Grebe seen for first time in Lebanon, SPNL says

This video, taken by SPNL team member Maher Osta, is the first evidence for A Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps Cristatus) feeding a chick after breeding in Lebanon. The event was confirmed, documented, and scientifically published by leading ornithologist Dr. Ghassan Jaradi. All followers of the hunting situation in Lebanon agree that such an event was made possible by the extreme …

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MEET THE JUDGES Rania Masri #Lebanon #MedStoryPrize #RootedEveryday

Rania Masri PhD is a political ecologist, environmental justice activist, and the regional coordinator for the Academic Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice. Throughout her career, she has worked to bring a holistic, interdisciplinary lens to the environmental sciences, and a recognition that environmental management must encompass a human rights and social justice practice. Her writings have centred on issues …

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The Mediterranean’s first environment-themed short story competition is looking for new stories

The Rooted Everyday Mediterranean Short Story Prize adult competition is now open (2 April – 24 June) #MedStoryPrize Eligibility Stories could draw inspiration from the oral tradition of handing down tales in the ecoregions, struggles of the people, the richness of the land and the urgency for preserving it. Stories that are also encouraged could be of travel within the Mediterranean that …

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Japanese Embassy field visit to Hima Ras Al Maten

The Japanese ambassador to Lebanon Ambassador Matahiro Yamaguchi visited  Hima Ras Al Maten in Mount Lebanon. The field visit started with an introduction at the municipality about the village, then visiting the Hima location explaining its ecological importance as a bottleneck for Migratory Soaring Birds. The Ras El Maten Hima/KBA area has an overall objective to conserve endemic and endangered …

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