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Raptor Count Lebanon 2019 – Martin Käch | BirdLife Switzerland

Lebanon is situated straight in the eastern Mediterranean flyway and sees the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of raptors, storks and other soaring birds. The poaching situation is alarming and there is a need to train local conservationists and birdwatchers and to spread awareness for reducing the widespread illegal bird hunting. I visited Lebanon for the first time in …

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 Raptor Count Lebanon 2019 – Valentin Moser | BirdLife Switzerland

Valentin Moser This autumn I spent two weeks (09.09. – 22.09.2019) volunteering in Lebanon in support of the project RaptorCountLebanon2019.  Watching from our viewing platform overlooking Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea was a great experience! I also birded some other good areas in this country with great potential for birding. Continue reading from the original source  

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SPNL mourns the loss of A Rocha Co-Founder Miranda Harris and CEO Chris Naylor

The Society for protection of Nature in Lebanon is grieving the loss of some of its most prominent partners after the top leaders of A Rocha International—cofounders Peter and Miranda Harris and CEO Chris Naylor and his wife Susanna—suffered a fatal car crash on Monday. “SPNL mourns the loss of great partners that helped in protecting the environment of our …

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Yancheng meeting focuses on Yellow and Bohai Sea wetland protection

More than 200 experts and scholars at home and abroad attended the 2019 Yellow and Bohai Sea Wetland International Conference in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province on September 28, sharing ideas about wetland conservation and sustainable development of the newly recognized heritage. On September 30, the 1st Yancheng International Bird Watching Race was held in Tiaozini Wetland Park, Dongtai City. The …

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Biggest sting against illegal bird trapping in Lebanon to date

The teams of our current bird protection camp conducted intelligence-led field investigations against illegal mist nets in the towns of Saida and Barja, south of Beirut. A total of 5 active trapping sites were discovered. To lure the birds into the traps, poachers used electronic calling machines imitating the song of blackcap. The findings were immediately reported to the Lebanese …

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Birds migrating through Lebanon made dazzling formations in the sky and first sighting for the endangered Egyptian Vulture

Birds migrating through Lebanon made dazzling formations in the sky as it moved south on Wednesday. While sources of food abound in the spring, making the northern climes ideal for raising their young, sub-zero temperatures, snow and shorter days in winter render their search for nourishment much more difficult. Migratory birds are therefore almost genetically predisposed to fly off to warmer …

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IUCN 9th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) kicks off in Kuwait

In Kuwait, from 9 – 11 September 2019, under the patronage of the State Minister of Economic Affairs Mariam Al Aqeel, IUCN opened the 9th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in the presence of Sheikh Abdulla Ahmad, IUCN President Mr. Zhang Xinshering, IUCN Acting Director Dr. Grethel Aguilar, H.E. Princess Basma Bin Ali, H.E. Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri-Abu Dhabi Environment …

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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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