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Stuck at home? Go green

SPNL member and project manager for a micro project in West Beqaa concerning making grade A compost from dairy cow manure Maher Osta, found himself stuck at home to avoid contracting the COVID19 Coronavirus, like most other people around the world. Chance has it that Maher previously stocked at his home two large bags of the compost produced by the …

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Assad Serhal Nominated to IUCN conferral of Honorary Membership

Assad Serhal, the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) and the winner of Midori Prize 2018 is nominated by IUCN Council at its 98th Meeting in February 2020, on the recommendation of the Awards Jury, to the World Conservation Congress for the conferral of Honorary Membership. The selection will take place in June 2020 in Marseille, France, at the IUCN’s World …

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SPNL holds soft opening of Homat el Hima International Center in the presence of Leeds Academics

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) announced on February 24, the opening of Homat el Hima International Center (HHIC) at West Bekaa Country Club (WBCC) in Kherbet Qanafar, West Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. SPNL had the opportunity to softly open its newly established HHIC in the presence of academics from the University of Leeds (UK), among international researchers, …

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Nature bathing session in Hima Kayfoun

Based on the partnership between Beit Insan and SPNL, on the 4th of February 2020, SPNL team participated in a nature bathing session in Hima Kayfoun organized by Dr. Samar Zebian and Miss Nadine Saidi at Mount Lebanon Hima Center & Hima Kayfoun. Nature bathing is a new concept launched in Lebanon by Beit Insan to enhance physical and emotional …

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The avid hunter turned pioneering conservationist

As a young man in Lebanon, Assad Serhal was a keen hunter. But after an encounter with a Bobwhite Quail and its chicks, Assad was so moved that he decided to change course and dedicate his life to conserving birds – millions of them are shot in Lebanon every year as they migrate. He’s now a significant figure in Lebanese …

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SPNL and Air France signed a partnership agreement

SPNL Director General Mr. Assad Serhal and General Manager Air France KLM group for the Near East Mr. Matthieu Tetaud signed today a partnership agreement. Air France is looking to support SPNL in line with its reforestation project to compensate CO2 emission. SPNL is been selected to develop a partnership with Air France for 2020 following its worldwide project “Trip …

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SPNL ANNUAL REPORT 2019

STOP NATURE BANKRUPTCY SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURE IN LEBANON – SPNL ANNUAL REPORT 2019 HIMA FOR PEACE

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Partners come together to discuss plans for the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

6 BirdLife Partners from the Middle East & Africa have concluded today a 3-day meeting in Amman for a collaborative discussion on the progress of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project, which is funded by The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL is one of …

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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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