Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter March 2015

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Wings & Waves - SPNL's Newsletter March 2015
Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter March 2015
‘Field Guide to the Mammals of the Middle East’ (released 2015) is an accessible text suitable for graduate students and professionals in the fields of mammal biology, conservation biology, and ecology, as well as nature conservation practitioners and mammal specialists. The Book will be launched in several countries during the upcoming weeks. Mammals of the Middle East command a high level of public attention, reflected in specific legislation for their protection and management in many countries. They also present particular challenges to ecologists and conservation biologists. They are mostly difficult to observe, there are often perceived conflicts between mammals and people, and furthermore several species are now close to extinction. Written by Assad Adel Serhal and Saeed Abdulla Alkhuzai. This guide cover all 200 terrestrial and marine mammals recorded in the Middle East, particularly in Arabic-speaking countries. 

21 March #IntForestDay: Forests | Climate | Change

The theme of the 2015 International Day of Forests (IDF) is Forests | Climate | Change, chosen purposely to highlight the ways in which forests and climate change are linked, and to rally global support for greater action and change. This global celebration of forests builds on the successes of the International Year of Forests in 2011, and provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.

Forests and trees sustain life and underpin economies at all levels, and an estimated 1.6 billion people depend on them for food, shelter and income.

The world of emerging technology is always changing. These principles apply for any and all public communications platforms (both mobile and web-based). We’ve registered in a few networks below:Facebook Twitter Google +

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EU Lebanon Cooperation Days 2015

The European Delegation to Lebanon, in collaboration with the EU Member States, will be organising the 3rd EU Lebanon Cooperation Days on 8 and 9 May 2015 at the Pavilion Royale in BIEL, Beirut.

Join the Debates

This two-day conference will be open to all interested audiences and will provide a unique opportunity for Lebanese and European partners to showcase their activities, present their results, extend their professional networks, and increase their knowledge on the EU-Lebanon cooperation.

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Participation is free of charge!

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting in Lebanon

Hunting has deep cultural roots in the Middle East, and Lebanon is no exception. Uncontrolled hunting is the largest threat to migratory birds in Lebanon and is undermining all conservation efforts for many globally threatened and vulnerable species. Awareness needs to be improved, collectively, as hunting is a shared responsibility of the country.

Byblos hosts Hima training workshop – Medscapes Project

SPNL organized a Hima training workshop in the Cultural center Byblos, in collaboration with the Municipality of Byblos- Jbeil, under the Medscapes project.

Partners of the project from Greece, Cyprus, and Jordan attended the training that was held from Tuesday Feb.24.2015 till Thursday Feb.26.2015. The aim of the workshop is to train project partners to adapt the Hima concept as a model of participatory approach to be developed and piloted in their countries.

Involving Kids in the planning for Hima sites

Through SPNL’s current approach towards involving multi-stakeholders in the management and planning of Hima site, and as a part of the School with No Walls program, SPNL adopted the Design for Change approach (DFC) for involving kids and youth in the management of their village and its natural resources.

The Design For Change (DFC) is among largest global movement that gives children the opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action, where it has been adopted in 30 countries around the world. It can be implemented within a school or with any group of children aged between 8 and 18 years old.

Dead sea turtle washes up on polluted Lebanon coast

A dead sea turtle believed to be more than 50 years old washed up on a south Lebanon beach Thursday, after apparently choking on plastic grocery bags it mistook for jellyfish.The turtle was discovered by a group of young men while exercising on the beach, sources in Tyre told The Daily Star.

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CEPF invites its grantees to enter our 2015 Digital Photo Contest. Before submitting photos, you must read the following rules and legal conditions  (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, you agree to the Official Rules and warrant that your entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.

#FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest

Take part in the first edition of the #FacesOfTheForest Contest as part of the events organized and communicated by the network of Forest Communicators in the Mediterranean Region and Near East (FCNMedNE) ,The theme selected by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests for the 2015 International Day of Forests is “Forests | Climate | Change.

With the Support of Mava Foundation

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL
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