Tag Archives: MSB

A symposium, bicycles and kites in the form of flying birds … a tribute to the beginning of the bird migration season

Coinciding with the start of the migration season over Lebanon, coming from Europe towards Africa….The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting MECSH held, on Saturday, 5 September 2020, educational and sports-focused activity at the Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC) in Khirbet Kanafar – West Bekaa with the support …

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One of the Most Prestigious Environmental Awards Recognises the Migratory Soaring Birds Project in Egypt

By Dima Obeidat The Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project: Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into key productive sectors along Red Sea/Rift Valley flyway has been selected as a national winner of the 2020 Energy Globe Award this year for its role in the protection of Egypt’s nature and its commitment to put ambitious sustainable development programs as a national priority. …

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Partners come together to discuss plans for the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

6 BirdLife Partners from the Middle East & Africa have concluded today a 3-day meeting in Amman for a collaborative discussion on the progress of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project, which is funded by The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL is one of …

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Strong move by Lebanese minister asking for prosecution of poachers

In a rare and strong move, the Lebanese Minister of Environment, H.E. Mohammad Machnouk, handed a letter to the Environment Attorney General of Mount Lebanon, judge Claude Ghanem, asking for the prosecution of 3 hunters that violated the law No. 580/2004. The minister took the matters in hand when he was made aware of pictures of the 3 suspects posing …

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Syria and Lebanon latest signatories to CMS Raptor MOU

The MSB project advocacy efforts in 2014 were rewarded when both Syrian and Lebanese governments signed the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), which brings the total number of signatories to 50. The MSB project considers the signing of the Raptors MOU by project range countries as a …

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Lebanon’s Soaring Birds Atlas launched

MSB Lebanon and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), BirdLife in Lebanon, has just launched a major Atlas on the Soaring Birds. The publication, collated & edited by Assad Adel Serhal, Bassima Chafic Khatib, Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi & Zeina Kasem Badran, aims to map through the presence/occurrence and the distribution of a group of species, the …

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Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming MSB conservation

Amman hosted a workshop to discuss and evaluate the project titled  “Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into Key Productive Sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea Flyway (MSB) which is a GEF funded project that SPNL contributed to, in order to ensure that globally threatened and significant populations of soaring birds that migrate along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway are …

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Bird Identification Manual

Plant pollinators, seed dispersers, agricultural pest controllers, environmental health indicators, amusers, art and technology inspirers… They are the birds, the ecological agents that perform valuable services! Identifying birds is a fascinating, ever-changing activity that increases our awareness and appreciation of natural wildlife. Further, the birds represent an amazing group of species, and they act in different roles in different habitats, …

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A firing offense: unregulated hunters

Mazin Sidahmed| The Daily Star Al-MARJ, Lebanon: “Put the safety on until the gun is in the right position,” Khaled Saleh tells his niece Dareen Saleh as she positions her Maxim, a wide 12mm automatic rifle made in Turkey, just below her collar bone. She heeds his advice as she takes aim at a plastic bottle in the middle of …

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SPNL achievements in the Hunting Sector

Sustainable Hunting Project: Regional basis: Development of “guidelines for hunting management”, to be adapted on national basis. Development of “Code of Practice for hunters”. Development of “Synthesis reports” on the issue of hunting. National: Development of “Country National Report” on hunting. Coordination a “National Hunter Survey” (gathering data on hunting sector). Development of draft application decrees for the hunting law. …

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