Wings and Waves June 2016


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Field guide to Butterflies of Lebanon and the Middle East Written and Illustrated by Husein Ali Zorkot

A vivid world of butterflies awaits in this comprehensive field guide. For the first time, the butterflies of Lebanon as well as those from Morocco to Mesopotamia and the Arabian Peninsula are found together in one volume. In addition to the butterflies found all across Lebanon

Lebanon declares protected area in the World Heritage Site of Byblos

By Majd Abu Zaghlan,

The World Heritage Site of Byblos is now officially the 17th Hima in Lebanon. The announcement took place in the municipality of Byblos with the presence of SPNL team and the municipality vice-president Ayoub Bark.

Homat Al Hima Training on Flora and Fauna identification

As part of the series of trainings that SPNL is conducting under Homat Al Hima, the 6th training on Flora and Fauna identification took place on Saturday May 21st, 2016 within the EU funded project “Enhancing livelihoods of Local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economical and natural prespectives”.

Homat Al Hima training on Water and Sustainable Agriculture

As part of the series of trainings that SPNL is conducting under Homat Al Hima, the 7th training on Water and Sustainable Agriculture took place on Saturday June 4th, 2016. The training workshop was conducted in Al Hima center located in the village of Kfar Zabad, with the attendance of participants from the local communities of both Anjar and Kfar Zabad.

Awareness Campaign at Bureau Veritas, Beirut

World Environment Day is observed every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness and to partake in positive environmental actions to protect nature and it is managed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

The new offices of Cambridge-based Birdlife International

The new offices of Cambridge-based conservation charity Birdlife International was opened last month. The new Cambridge office offers expanded facilities for BirdLife’s staff, as well as for those visiting from overseas.

Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

Enjoy a perfect family experience at the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition this summer. Assad Serhal,  Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon- SPNL , visited the exhibition  and met with the Butterflies expert discussing future collaboration with SPNL.

Transnational conservation in Turkey could save six threatened bird species

By Sanya Khetani-Shah,

In a great example of nature conservation knowing no national boundaries, Doğa Derneği (BirdLife in Turkey)

UN adopts resolution promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands

A new  resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held 23–27 May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya.

Safe skies for migratory birds in Sudan

By Ibrahim M. Hashim/Sudanese Wildlife Society

The Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS) held a one day workshop to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 23rd May 2016  that was hosted by the Wildlife Conservation General Authority (WCGA).

Providing Water for Birds during hot summer

Like all animals, birds need water to survive. Though they can extract some moisture from their food, most birds drink water every day. Birds also use water for bathing, to clean their feathers and remove parasites.

Dalia Jawhary et Assaad Serhal, sur la terre comme dans le ciel

À l’heure où certains n’hésitent pas à sacrifier des milliers d’arbres pour des projets controversés, à l’heure où l’on ne parle que de la pollution de notre mer et de nos villes,

Dear Friends and partners

We wish you and your family a very blessed EID Mubarak.  May God bless you with good health, peace, joy, and prosperity for the holiday and always.

 For those who celebrate the holiday, we wish you a blessed EID and for those who do not, we wish you the best for the years to come.  Let peace and tranquility be our hope for the world and for all mankind.

Best Regards

SPNL team

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