Tag Archives: Lebanon

All you need to know about Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC

Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC, The Home of Hima is located in Hima Kayfoun, the first Hima in Mount Lebanon. The center is halfway to all Hima sites, 35 minutes away from Beirut, with a strategic location in the upper region of Beirut River Valley IBA, the most important bottleneck for migratory soaring birds during Autumn migration. The center aims …

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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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Aya Town and Hima Approaches… A lot in Common

For SPNL and our Japanese partners it is very important to learn and explore the link between Satoyama in Japan and Hima approaches in our region. This will help to exchange knowledge and experiences to share with the world. Aya Town, located in Miyazaki Prefecture of the Kyushu Island, harbors one of the largest remaining Lucidophyllous Forests (warm-temperate evergreen broadleaved …

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200 meters of mist nets were confiscated in Barja

Today, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) team together with members of the Middle Eastern Sustainable Hunting Centre (MESHC) conducted field investigations around the city of Barja, Shouf, Mount Lebanon, in cooperation with a number of local hunters who follow the hunting law. The action was in response to recent intelligence received regarding industrial-scale trapping in …

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Lebanon’s migratory birds up close

Ayat Basma AMMIQ WETLAND, Lebanon (Reuters) – With Lebanese confined to their homes by the new coronavirus, migratory birds in the Mediterranean country are winging their way into the midst of quieter city life. From flocks of white pelicans and storks soaring over Beirut’s seafront to diminutive herons nesting in built-up neighbourhoods, Lebanese social media are capturing avian beauty normally …

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“Nature is enjoying itself without us”: coronavirus frees nature in Lebanon

Nature experts in Lebanon have noticed cleaner and clearer air filled with migratory birds as Beirut remains under lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Migrating pelicans are flying over the city as environmentalists say birds seem to be venturing closer to urban areas. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2020/apr/17/nature-is-enjoying-itself-without-us-coronavirus-frees-nature-in-lebanon-video  

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Joint operation against songbird trapping in Chouf, Mount Lebanon

On Monday, The society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) team together with members of the Middle Eastern Sustainable Hunting Centre (MESHC) conducted field investigations around the city of Bourjein – Marjiyat, Mount Lebanon, in cooperation with a number of local hunters who follow the hunting law. The action was in response to recent intelligence received regarding industrial-scale …

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Support Hima Farms: Land that doesn’t have birds doesn’t have wealth

Last week footage emerged online of a clip taken by a farmer in Western Bekaa, showing dozens of resting storks walking around his tractor foraging for food freely and safely. The footage was initially praised by environmentalists and pro-regulation hunters alike as a positive example of sustainable hunters working in harmony with nature. However, the Society for the Protection of …

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SPNL supporting the Hima communities in their fight against Covid-19

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC), from the latter’s headquarters in the West Bekaa Country Club, distributed food provisions to a number of families in the Western Bekaa region, in support of their efforts to sit out the global coronavirus crisis. Assad Serhal, director general of SPNL and …

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SPNL prepared LRA’s building for quarantine in Khirbet Qanafar

In the framework of the joint cooperation taking place between the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Litani River Authority (LRA), SPNL has prepared a building for quarantine in the village of Khirbet Qanafar, which was provided by the (LRA) to be at the disposal of the Ministry of Public Health. These joint efforts are …

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