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Hunting law enforcement in Lebanon: be ready for the third autumn bird protection camp

Earlier this year the Lebanese Interior Minister Raya El Hassan sent a memo to the head of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces setting out a series of ‘urgent measures’ in order for the agency to crack down on illegal poaching. These measures included training of the law to all agency employees (permitted species, times and materials), vehicle stops, license checks on …

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SPNL and MESD welcomes BirdLife Sweden and Switzerland in The Upper Al Maten Hima

By Talal Gharzeldeen  We are pleased to welcome for the 3rd time to Raselmaten & Hammana on the 10th of September 2019, the team of Birdlife Switzerland & Birdlife Sweden to Al Maten region which is considered one of the most important bird’s migrating routs in the world. All thanks to the organization of The Society of the protection of …

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Hima Hammana Bird counting: Birdlife partners from three countries are helping students to become skilled birdwatchers

Bird counting has begun today in Hima Hammana with the Swiss and Swedish birders. Students from Ras el Maten visited the site and participated in this charming activity. They learned about this amazing phenomenon happening on the Lebanese skies every autumn! everyone can learn to count and identify flying eagles, buzzards, kites, storks and other birds. Join and listen to …

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Lebanon is fighting poachers in response to #FlightForSurvival campaign

Under The patronage and The presence of Minister of Environment and Ministry of Interior, represented by  Saliba and Lt Col. Joseph Moussallem from The Lebanese Internal Forces, and representative of Minister Hassan Murad. Blackspot for migrating birds, and the active participation of Responsible Hunting Clubs; Environment NGOs, Hima municipalities, Birdlife Switzerland and decision-makers, from various sectors. Speeches stressing the importance …

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H.E. Zhang Xinsheng , President of the Council of The World Conservation Union IUCN visits SPNL

SPNL executive board members lead by SPNL President Affaf Saidi, and SPNL team lead by SPNL CEO Assad Serhal and Hima representatives from Hamanna, Anfeh & Ras ElMetn, were honored to receive and hold a meeting at SPNL office , Hamra ,H.E. Zhang Xinsheng , President and Chairman of the Council of The World Conservation Union IUCN , The world …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 25th Hima at West Baalback

3 October 2018  was an important day for SPNL welcoming the Union of West Baalback municipalities decree to declare the region of West Baalback as Hima. Baalback Hermel is classified under the most vulnerable communities in Lebanon1, added to it the Syrian refugee impact on natural resources. Agriculture is the main source of income in the region, which is dependent …

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First confirmed breeding of two bird species and other interesting records for Lebanon

GHASSAN RAMADAN-JARADI, FOUAD ITANI, BASSEL ABI JUMMAA, ASSAD SERHAL, MAHER OSTA, SAMER AZAR & MAHER ROUHANA Summary: The known status of seven bird species in Lebanon has changed, chiefly during the last two years. Of these, Great Crested Grebe and Goldcrest have bred for the first time in the country and Lesser Crested Tern has reappeared after it was considered …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 24th Hima at Kfarmatta

30 July 2019  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Kfarmatta’s municipal council decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, led by Mr. Nazir Khaddaj, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism, land zonation and sustainable reforestation of pine trees. The Hima will be established in coordination …

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Homat Hima Ras ElMaten to Ottenby and Falsterbo: Bird protection cooperation between Sweden and Lebanon takes the next step

Four selected Lebanese youth from Homat ElHima in Ras El-Maten lived unforgettable experiences in Sweden. Omar Selim Salha and Sama Choucair from Al Manar school. Rasha Hassan and Bahaa El-Mashtoub from The Nagib Bey Salha High School have been given reasons why they should be sent on “practice” to two of Europe’s most famous bird stations. These four are among …

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SPNL Launched the Arabic Version of #FlightForSurvival

This autumn, BirdLife continues to tell the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds. Last spring, our magnificent seven made nature’s most incredible journey north along the African-Eurasian flyway. Along the way we exposed the illegal threats they face. This second season, launching at the legendary Birdfair at the Rutland Nature Water Reserve in the UK, they start their return …

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