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Wings & Waves Newsletter | November – December 2018

 

 

Wings & Waves Newsletter | November – December 2018



SPNL Annual Report 2018: BIRDS TALK LOUDER THAN WORDS

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Assad Serhal the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) Wins Midori Prize 2018 in Biodiversity

Assad Serhal, the Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon), was named among the winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity. The full list of winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize are

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Looking to the past to create a better future: Assad Serhal interview

Assad Serhal, hunter-turned-conservationist, now Director of BirdLife Lebanon and winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018, shares what motivates his important work to create community-based protected areas in the Middle East

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“Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation”: Birdlife Sweden and SPNL Celebrating WMBD in Hima Ras El-Maten

On 1 October 2018 SPNL- Birdlife Lebanon and Birdlife Sweden announced an innovative partnership to increase awareness of the plight of migratory birds in Hima Ras El-Maten- Mount Lebanon.

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André Hoffmann awarded WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award

MAVA President André Hoffmann has been named the recipient of WWF’s annual Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award which honours and recognises valuable contributions made toward the global conservation movement.

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Hima Ras El Metn soaring birds celebrated the International day for migratory birds

Ras El Metn soaring birds also celebrated the International day for migratory birds by showing themselves to birdwatchers. Ras Al Metn’s commitment to the occasion was expressed by the absence of hunters.

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BirdLife Meeting 2018: A global partnership meets to discuss the next half-decade of conservation

Between September 26th-28th, over 200 members of the BirdLife family flocked to Wallonia, Belgium for the 2018 BirdLife General Partnership Meeting. Held every five years, these landmark meetings are where we gather to elect our Government and review our conservation strategy for the years to come.

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7 things we’re doing to protect migratory birds

This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy.

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Message from the Princess

Assad Serhal the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) received the following message from BirdLife’s Honorary President Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan

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Biodiversity Monitoring Intern/volunteer vacancy -MAVA project

As part of the Mava Shouf Project, “Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values”, SPNL is looking for enthusiastic college graduates with a scientific background to be working as volunteers/interns on the scientific component of the project precisely on the monitoring of indicators of biodiversity and eco-cultural values of healthy agro-silvo-pastoral socio-ecosystems in the Shouf landscape and specifically in West Bekaa region.

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MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy

MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy is a leadership programme for professionals from partner organizations of the MAVA, Fondation pour la Nature. It brings together two generations of leaders – senior and young professionals.

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The Bird Camp Lebanon 2018

The Bird Camp Lebanon 2-4 October 2018 has been wrapped up and considering its brief planning (since mid-June 2018) and execution (2.5 days) it was successful. The program, logistics, and financing went even better than planned and the draft ideas for 2019 and beyond are very encouraging.

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