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Arsal hosts the One Square Meter Workshop

The One Square Meter is a needle-felt sculpture which creatively demonstrates, in a tangible form, the link between mobile pastoralism and biodiversity. It is comprised of a knitted carpet (base) into which 20 – 30 different species of sculpted felt plants are woven – a visual representation of the fact that in One Square Meter of land where Mobile Pastoralism …

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Nature and Culture in Menorca: meeting of the Cultural Landscapes Steering Committee

A Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Cultural Landscapes Outcome Action Plan (OAP) of the Mediterranean Programme was held in the Balearic island of Menorca from 6 to 9 May 2019, hosted by local organization GOB Menorca. Twenty participants from 13 organisations attended the meeting, representing projects implemented in five Mediterranean countries and cross-cutting regional initiatives. The Cultural Landscapes OAP supports the …

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERING COUNTERS & TRAINERS FOR RAPTOR MIGRATION COUNT LEBANON SEPTEMBER 2019

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. Very few studies have been done to document this and no updated counts or figures exist. Pressing is also the need to train local conservationists and birdwatchers and to spread awareness for reducing the widespread …

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BirdLife: The Magazine April – June 2019

http://www.magazine.birdlife.org/ In this issue: Flight for Survival: follow the migratory journeys of seven iconic species, and the dangers they face along the way The Killing Crisis: why do people illegally kill birds, and how can we end this practice? Interview: meet the women inspiring change in the Meditteranean despite gender stereotypes Exposé: is a major seafood certification label really as …

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Mohammad Sulayem is exploring Lebanese reserves and Himas

Mr. Mohammad Sulayem a pioneer in biodiversity and nature conservation and protected areas management at KSA and WESCANA region visited Shouf Biosphere reserve Yesterday, which he visited with Mr. Assad Serhal SPNL Director General in 1996 when it was initiated as Nature Reserve with the kind direction of MP Walid Jumblat back then , and the newly established Ministry of …

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Poland and Lebanon are joining hands to protect migratory soaring birds

Mr. Assad Serhal, SPNL Director General, and Mr. Andre Bechara SPNL Board member met today with the Polish Ambassador to Lebanon Przemyslaw Niesiolowski, to coordinate projects and activities for storks and soaring birds and reforestation at Hima in Lebanon and mainstreaming conservation to productive sectors especially tourism. Mr. Serhal handed Ambassador Niesiolowski a letter of support from Birdlife Poland. Dr …

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Lebanese president Aoun launches Bird-themed postage stamps

Lebanese President Michel Aoun launched three bird-themed stamps to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, and to promote the awareness campaign, he launched to protect certain migratory birds in Lebanon. The postage stamps, which were unveiled during a celebration at Baabda Palace, had drawings of migratory birds that are significant to Lebanon’s biodiversity. Ibrahim Khader, Regional Director of Birdlife Middle East …

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Rare Great Crested Grebe seen for first time in Lebanon, SPNL says

This video, taken by SPNL team member Maher Osta, is the first evidence for A Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps Cristatus) feeding a chick after breeding in Lebanon. The event was confirmed, documented, and scientifically published by leading ornithologist Dr. Ghassan Jaradi. All followers of the hunting situation in Lebanon agree that such an event was made possible by the extreme …

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MEET THE JUDGES Rania Masri #Lebanon #MedStoryPrize #RootedEveryday

Rania Masri PhD is a political ecologist, environmental justice activist, and the regional coordinator for the Academic Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice. Throughout her career, she has worked to bring a holistic, interdisciplinary lens to the environmental sciences, and a recognition that environmental management must encompass a human rights and social justice practice. Her writings have centred on issues …

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SPNL bird monitoring trainings set to begin

If you enjoy bird watching and want to combine that interest with helping protect birds and habitats, you’re in luck. A multitude of training opportunities and monitoring events are set to kick off this spring at various locations along Lebanese Hima. No experience necessary, just a love of our bird populations. A training exercise organized today in Hammana – Mount …

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