Tag Archives: SPNL

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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Commander Shams El Din receives SPNL Anti Poaching Unit

Adonis Al-Khatib, president of the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center – MESHC and director of the responsible hunting portfolio at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and editor in chief of Sayd Magazine, and the head of the antipoaching unit (APU), Sherine Bou Rafoul, paid a visit on Friday, November 13, 2020, to the Commander of …

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Crack down on illuminated trees in Mount Lebanon

Following joint investigations between the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) of the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center (MESHC) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) in partnership with the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS), the Lebanese Internal Security Forces conducted several rooftop raids in the regions of Bchamoun, Qumatiyeh and Barja in Mount Lebanon; the aim was to …

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COMPOSTING FOR LIMITING POLLUTION INPUTS TO AMMIQ RAMSAR SITE (LEBANON)

As part of a micro-project funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), and coordinated by Tour du Valat, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) organized a training session on “composting for limiting pollution inputs to Ammiq Ramsar Site”. The main objective of the project is to reduce or stop the practice of …

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The Egyptian Vulture “Izzy” spent a SAFE night in Lebanon

On Thursday the 28th of October a joint effort by the  Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) marked a great office and fieldwork performance. Followed by BSPB through satellite monitoring, a young Egyptian Vulture named Izzy spent the night in Lebanon just above Beirut. Izzy, a young …

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Homat Al Hima Level 2 Training: A Window of Happiness

        15 Homat Al Hima From different Lebanese villages: Kayfoun, Abey, Hammana, Souq El Gharb, Baisour, West Bekaa joined us on the 24 and 25 October with their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn about nature. The training under the MSB (Migratory Soaring Bird) Project funded by GEF, MAVA Shouf Project, and Homat Al Hima Programme, was held …

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SPNL and Municipality of Anfeh join The MedPAN network

Despite the challenges of this very special year for all of us, 6 new members and 4 new partners have joined the MedPAN network in 2020. New members Public Institution Natura Histrica (Croatia) Public Institution for Management of Nature protected areas in the area of Split-Dalmatia County – Sea and Karst (Croatia) Management Body of the Cyclades Protected Areas (Greece) Management …

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A day in the life of an SPNL field officer during migration season

By Maher Osta At 10:30 this Saturday morning I got a call from Assad Serhal our General Director telling me that there’s a shot pelican under the good care of  BETA and that they contacted SPNL for advice. He sent me a number that I called, and I was informed that the bird was shot and had a serious wing injury. …

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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon calls on the Lebanese authorities to implement the Hunting Law

In the past five weeks, the anti-poaching unit of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has been able to document many acts of indiscriminate killing of migratory soaring birds before the start of the hunting season in Lebanon, which was officially inaugurated by the Ministry of Environment on the 15th of last September, and which is …

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When protecting nature and fighting climate change, walk hand-in-hand in a natural park

Nature lovers in Lebanon can look forward to the opening of Hammana’s “Le parc Air France”; an ecological initiative by SPNL, AIR FRANCE-KLM, and HAMMANA Municipality and a formidable lesson of hope, in the actual of context of Lebanon. On the 14th of October, in the heart of Hammana, we witnessed the soft opening of Le Parc Air France-KLM, culmination …

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