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SPNL team field visit with Litani River Authority

As a follow up to the agreement signed between SPNL and Litani River Authority on 31 December 2018, a field visit was organized today to the West Bekaa region. The aim of the field visit is to develop an action plan with SPNL starting with bird observatory at Kherbet Qanafar, and water & soil laboratory. Litani River Authority provided SPNL …

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A new report evidencing the benefits of Mobile Pastoralism for people and planet

We’re pleased to announce a new report by the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture detailing the many benefits of mobile pastoralism in the Mediterranean, and the world over. This 10’000-year-old practice, forgotten or lost in some places, may actually be a retro-innovative system of livestock management critical for the sustainability of our planet. With over 100 arguments detailing the …

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It’s autumn, free the Nature Directives!

By Ariel Brunner It’s “back to school” for the European Commission after the summer break and one of the first issues on the table is the conclusion of the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives. The two year long process has seen  near unanimous support for the EU nature legislation from experts, citizens, regions, Member states and the …

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Minister Machnouk launches NatureWatch App

The Lebanese minister of Environment Mohamad Machnouk launched NatureWatch App in a ceremony held the in the Green Hall at the Ministry of Environment’s headquarters in Beirut. NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International and SPNL which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in …

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SPNL launches its website in French

This week, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL launched its website in French. After the English and Arabic versions, this is the third language for the Society’s main news website. Dedicated to experts, activists, journalists and nature lovers, and birds enthusiasts, this website showcases all SPNL projects and news, and provides all the essential information …

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State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs”

Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the new publication “State of Lebanon’s Birds & IBAs” collated & edited by Assad Serhal and Bassima Khatib, the book is  the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive publication about birds and important bird areas in Lebanon. The book is the latest outcome of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project which aims to integrate …

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New Chairman for BirdLife International

BirdLife’s incoming Chairman Khaled Anis Irani is President of The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN, BirdLife Partner in Jordan). He brings a wealth of experience, both from his time at RSCN, and from his work as one of his country’s most dynamic and influential politicians. Most recently, he served in Jordan’s Government, first as Minister of Environment, …

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