Tag Archives: SPNL

Conservation win-win

Security Forces Magazine teams up with the Anti-poaching unit (APU) to raise awareness about conservation and responsible hunting in their pages. Poaching and illegal hunting in Lebanon are threats to species endangerment. Challenges faced by SPNL’s anti-poaching unit to combat illegal hunting and poaching are vast and with the help of responsible hunters and ISF, our work towards conservation efforts …

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Launch of SPNL’s 2020 Annual Report: Hima For Peace

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) 2020 report, available now for download. This annual report is designed to give you an overview of SPNL’s main achievements in 2020. You will also find an overview of the current programmes and projects and the significant results achieved. The Society for Protection …

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Fourth e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project

Welcome, To our fourth e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project. 2020 has been a difficult year for the whole world, not only for humans but also for endangered species. Get acquainted with the most interesting activities for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture of 20 partners from 14 countries and 3 continents for the period April 2020 – December 2020. …

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How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species?

The Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting (MESHC) held a seminar on the reality of hunting in Lebanon and how to combat illegal hunting and poaching in order to protect nature and the pastime of hunting. The seminar was part of a series of …

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Back to life: Back to Life: How SPNL rescued and treated an injured Crane at its Bird rescue center, MLHC

On their migratory route over Lebanon last autumn, a number of common cranes were massacred by random poachers. The flock of birds were lured to rest at an estuary with the help of electronic decoys. They were then slaughtered from military rifles and shotguns as soon as they started to land. Many died instantly, others flew away injured. One of …

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Rehabilitation of SPNL Office Facilities Damaged by Beirut Port Blast

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has just complimented a recently awarded small-grant project by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), intended to support local NGOs, affected by the historic Beirut Port blast of August 4th, to sustain their conservation efforts. The project aimed at rehabilitating the damages caused by the blast to SPNL’s office facilities …

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Former mayor of Hammana Bashir Fouad Farhat: We are on the right path to preserving our natural wealth

Since the beginning of the last century, Hammana has been one of the most prominent summer villages in Mount Lebanon and is famous for tourism. During the summer, all tourists are welcome in their homes, especially tourists from the Gulf. Lately, because of the painful events that the country has been through, and the mountain region and its people in …

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Mayor of Hammana Fadi Slaybi: Cooperation with SPNL and Air France is an example of the integration

We have never hidden our feeling that we, as the sons of Hammana, have a privilege that the Creator has given us, one in which we take pride. The beauty of our town’s nature and geography, from its mountain to its waterfall, to its waters and village green, its location, climate and trees, both forest trees and fruit bearing. This …

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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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What Climate Changes Means For Migratory Birds? The story of a Black stork in West Bekaa Ammiq

On 11 November 2020 SPNL got an Email from Eagle Club Estonia about a Black stork named Vedru that’s fitted with a transmitter Vedru was born and tagged in Estonia, and entered Lebanon on 7 November 2020 and stayed in the area between Ammiq and Mansoura in West Bekaa. This behavior was strange since it did not continue southwards on …

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