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Wings & Waves Newsletter | March 2019

Wings & Waves Newsletter | March 2019
SPNL launches a new website: Butterflies and Moths of Lebanon
SPNL launches new website http://butterflies.spnl.org/. An online guide to the butterflies and moths of Lebanon, butterfly gardening, and butterfly conservation.
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What’s Growing On: A tour of SPNL Butterfly Garden and Pavilion
Come and visit Lebanon’s number one butterfly garden. Our butterfly garden is located on a spacious 2,000 mhilltop in the Bekaa valley, in partnership with the West Bekaa Country Club.
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BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING IN THE RAS AL METN HIMA/KBA AREA-LEBANON
The Ras El Metn Hima/KBA area has an overall objective to conserve endemic and endangered wildlife and their habitats, incorporate wildlife conservation as an integral part of sustainable human development and strengthen the institutional capacity of local government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
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Butterflies migration were spotted at Hima Kayfoun and Ouzai
Amazing butterflies migration in several parts of Lebanon including Hima Kayfoun for the last three days. The butterflies were spotted also at Ouzai near the Rafic Hariri International Airport. Thousands of these butterflies migrating south. A magical spectacle.
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Call for EAAFP WMBD 2019 Small Grant application
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. . In 2018, WMBD unified the planet’s major migratory bird corridors, or flyways: the African-Eurasian flyway, the East Asian-Australasian flyway, and the Americas flyways. It is now celebrated twice a year, on the Second Saturday in May and in October. In 2019, WMBD will be held on 11 May and 12 October. The EAAFP Secretariat highly encourage Partners to celebrate WMBD on twice a year. The 2019 theme of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!”
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Top 5 Things to Keep in Mind When You Go Bird Watching in Lebanon
Lebanon is covered by mountainous terrain, and it lies in the east side of the Mediterranean Sea. It has diversified habitats and is a favorable location for birds. It attracts around 300 different kinds of birds. In Lebanon, you can watch endangered species like Social Lapwing and the Imperial Eagle. There are quite a few designated sites for birding, and you will be in awe to watch the different species soaring high in the sky. Plan your next trip to Lebanon and remember these few things in mind.
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Birdfair 2019 project announced: Conserving Cambodia’s ‘Big Five’
On the same day it was revealed that the total amount raised by the British Birdwatching Fair for conservation has passed the £5 million mark, the event dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of Birding’ revealed this year’s project: protecting Western Siem Pang, a haven for five Critically Endangered bird species.
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World’s only tool-using vulture risks being lost forever
Hailed for its intelligence and majesty, the Egyptian Vulture was admired and worshipped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now Endangered. Can we save it before it’s too late?
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White stork … Flight for Survival
As the famous bearer of newborn babies to expecting parents, the White stork is a widely beloved symbol of good luck. Instantly recognisable, with its black-tipped white feathers and long red beak and legs, it is a familiar sight across Europe where it commonly lives close to humans, perched high upon trees, poles or village rooftops. After painstakingly constructing huge nests with gathered sticks, migrating pairs often return to the same nest year after year.
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Netted, glued and eaten whole – can we keep this songbird free?
The Eurasian Blackcap’s beautiful song has inspired humanity for centuries. But in Cyprus today, it is silenced by industrial-level illegal trapping using invisible nets or glue sticks: all to fuel an unlawful trade in local delicacies, run by organised criminals. Could education be the solution?
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This shy bird can escape a birdwatcher’s eye, but not illegal trappers’ nets
Despite its attempts to live a secretive life, the migration route of the endearingly rotund Common Quail leaves it subject to illegal trapping. Action is needed – with your help we can halt their decline and protect many other bird species at the same time.
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How can we REALLY prevent birds from flying into our windows?
Why do birds collide with windows, and how can we help? We explore the science behind bird collisions and dispel some common myths about how to prevent them, shining a spotlight on exciting projects across the world that are making a real difference. And you can join in!
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