Tag Archives: SPNL

Pompiers solidaires visited Hima Hammana

Pompiers solidaires from France visited Hima Hammana, bird observatory, and hima farm they met with Hammana mayor Mr. Fadi Slaybi who welcomes them in Hammana and gave a lot of useful and valuable information about Hammana and the region. Pompiers solidaires visited also Homat Al Hima international Center in west Bekaa and met Mr. Farid Ammouri vice mayor of Ain …

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Last flight of the goddess: How I Met Anahita

By Maher Osta, SPNL field officer Anahita is the name of the ancient Persian goddess of fertility, water, health, healing, and wisdom, so how come that I met her? Although the Anahita that I met could fly across borders and continents like she owned the planet and her ancestors were worshiped by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, she is not …

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Designing Management Plans for the Hima Sites

The Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and CommonsConnect kicked-off their seven-week training to raise the capacity of SPNL team, along with Homat al Hima representatives, on designing Management Plans for the Hima Sites. The workshops, led by Dalia Jawhary Madi, Comments Connect Founder, entail theoretical guidance on the different components of the management planning cycle as well …

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A symposium, bicycles and kites in the form of flying birds … a tribute to the beginning of the bird migration season

Coinciding with the start of the migration season over Lebanon, coming from Europe towards Africa….The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting MECSH held, on Saturday, 5 September 2020, educational and sports-focused activity at the Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC) in Khirbet Kanafar – West Bekaa with the support …

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Contribution of the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project to the Newsletter of the Vulture Specialist Group Issue September 2020

Media campaign was conducted by BirdLife Africa, NCF and SCF in Nigeria and Niger to stop the illegal killing of vultures. Moreover, a series of trainings on plant-based alternatives to vultures was held in Nigeria by NCF. In February 2020, explicit monitoring of SCF revealed seven new breeding territories of Egyptian vultures in Koutous Massif, Niger, increasing the total population …

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Three new breeding records for Lebanon

While working on an environmental micro-project funded by the Agence Francais de Developpement (AFD) and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), SPNL’s project manager Maher Osta with the help of our partner in Mansoura (West Beqaa) Izzat Taha, successfully documented a very exciting find: Four species of wetland birds from the heron family were breeding successfully on a small …

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Poachers arrested in Qoubaiyat Northern Lebanon

In the context of BirdLife International’s Migratory Soaring Birds project, which is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the project to combat the illegal killing of birds with the support of the MAVA Foundation, SPNL has participated in activities aimed at combating illegal hunting in the Qoubaiyat region of North Lebanon. …

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Second training on how to compost farm animal manure

As part of a micro-project funded by TDV, AFD, and FFEM, SPNL organized a training session for farmers on how to compost farm animal manure to kill weed seeds and pathogens so that the resulting compost can be used safely as a natural soil amendment to grow crops in a nature-friendly way. The session was conducted on Saturday 25th of …

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Air France-KLM humanitarian aid through SPNL and Hima Hammana

SPNL credibility and transparency have yielded strategic partnerships over the years, including those with Air France-KLM and Hammana Municipality. In response to August 4th tragic blast which devastated Beirut and its people, employees of Air France-KLM have decided to provide humanitarian aid through this partnership. To that end, an agreement has been signed today by Air France-KLM and SPNL to …

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Beirut explosion: an update from our Partner in Lebanon

By Shaun Hurrell A massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, last night, killing over 100 people. The cause is still being determined but its impact has been horriffic – and BirdLife in Lebanon, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), has not been immune. Patricia Zurita, BirdLife’s CEO, has posted the following message of solidarity: To …

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