Tag Archives: Responsible Hunting

We believe in maintaining the hobby of sustainable hunting

By Fadi Skandar I was born into a family that, from one generation to another, has always loved hunting. Over time, our love of hunting has taught us to love nature, something that has made me feel certain that if we conserve the environment (nature, birds…), this will positively impact us and our children, especially in the future. We in …

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Changing attitudes towards illegal killing of Birds

The issue of illegal killing is a widespread concern for sustainable hunters in Lebanon. Last week, a conference was held by SPNL and MESHC with the owners of shops that sell hunting equipment in Lebanon on responsible hunting areas, on how to combat excessive and illegal hunting. Collaboration is key: as a conservation organization, SPNL, is in a unique position …

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Several birds trapped in nets were released unharmed 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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AND I SET THE BLACKCAP FREE: A BIRD-SAVING MISSION IN LEBANON’S OLIVE ORCHARDS

By Lena Farran Every year, people illegally slaughter millions of migratory birds as they make nature’s most incredible journey. The illegal killing of birds for pleasure is a tragic manifestation of how we, humans, are capable of the most senseless destruction. Fortunately, however, humans are also capable of love, bravery and altruism: discover the story of a courageous Lebanese conservationist, …

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Where Eagle Feathers Fall Like Snow

By Helen Sullivan Photographs by Diego Ibarra Sanchez Published Jan. 6, 2020 – Updated Jan. 12, 2020 HAMMANA, Lebanon — On a Saturday in November, a small group of boys in matching royal blue shirts, the uniform of the Scouts of Lebanon, gathered beside their “hide-out”: a small pine forest on the edge of town. Their mission: Collect as many spent shotgun shells …

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Lecture about responsible hunting at Green Orient Camp 2019

Today SPNL participated in the Green Orient Camp 2019 which is held by Green Orient with the collaboration of Shouf Biosphere Reserve at Ain Zhalta. Mr. Maher Osta of SPNL gave a lecture about responsible hunting and biodiversity, explaining to the participants why we hunt some bird species and preserve others, while explaining the Lebanese hunting law in detail, highlighting …

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Urgent measures to facilitate the implementation of the law of hunting in Lebanon

he Lebanese Minister of the Interior and Municipalities, Ria Haffar El Hassan, has penned a letter to the General Directorate of the Internal Security Forces (enforcement agency) asking for urgent measures to facilitate the implementation of the law of hunting in Lebanon. “Lebanon is positioned along one of the worlds most important corridors for bird migration and these birds belong …

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CABS & SPNL Lebanon Camp September 2018

In September 2018, the third CABS & SPNL Bird Protection Camp takes place in Lebanon. The focus is on working against illegal bird hunting in the Lebanese Mountains east of Beirut – one of the most intensive hotspot areas for poaching birds of prey whilst attempting to migrate from Europe to East Africa. With daily field investigations, talking to hunters …

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Shoot photos don’t shoot birds: A slogan practiced by President’s special advisor Claudine Aoun Roukoz

A video wire taken by Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun President of Lebanon. The video reflects her passion and support to the cause of saving birds from illegal killing, and her efforts to encourage birdwatching and photography, especially during breeding season that just started lead by her as a role model. SPNL …

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Khatib calls on security forces to enforce hunting law

Environment Minister Tarek Khatib Monday called on security forces across Lebanon to enforce Lebanon’s hunting law as bird migration season approaches, a statement from his office reported. “We call upon municipalities in various Lebanese regions, and security forces, to ensure the implementation of laws that prevent the hunting of … migratory birds, including endangered storks,” the statement read. Khatib reinforced …

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