After a lovely stay in Byblos Cultural Centre, Lebanon, On The Move exhibition moved to Madrid Botanical Gardens from 19 February to 15 March 2015, where it received a lot of exposure and thousands of visitors.
Assad Serhal says that the society which is the national partner for BirdLife International has found an ideal solution to implement the hunting law, which is in limiting hunting within specified Public areas in several Lebanese regions, owned by the municipalities.
Who benefits from unregulated hunting in Lebanon? Why does the Ministry of Environment practice the policy of “burying its head into the ground”? And when will the moment of truth arrive, in which the Ministers of Environment and Interior announce that they are unable to apply the hunting law throughout Lebanon?
The poachers risk up to one month of imprisonment and a fine equivalent to five hundred thousand Lebanese Pounds as well as the withdraw of their hunting license for a period of one to three years.
In a rare and strong move, the Lebanese Minister of Environment, H.E. Mohammad Machnouk, handed a letter to the Environment Attorney General of Mount Lebanon, judge Claude Ghanem, asking for the prosecution of 3 hunters that violated the law No. 580/2004.
Malta is the only country in Europe to allow the killing of turtle dove and quail in spring. Both species have suffered serious declines across Europe, with turtle dove numbers plummeting by 77% since 1980. Many other types of rare and protected birds are also targeted by hunters during the spring hunting season in Malta.
The referendum was called for by Maltese citizens, 43,000 of whom signed a petition to ask for the abrogative referendum to be held. While the outcome was not what environmental campaigners had hoped for, the process has nonetheless been hailed as putting nature and environmental issues firmly on the agenda.
Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations, governments and people around the world plan events to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrating migratory birds and raising awareness about the need for their conservation. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been held in 130 countries and this year we hope to reach even more people and organizations to connect and work together towards conserving migratory birds and their habitats worldwide.
The World Migratory Bird Day Social Media Hashtag is #WorldMigratoryBirdDay. Please add it to your Facebook and Twitter posts to connect with the WMBD Social Media community. You can also search for it to see what others all over the globe are doing for World Migratory Bird Day!
The “Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management” project is a three year regional project working in five countries (Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco)
In 2013 SPNL launched an educational program titled “SNOW- School with No Walls” ,which aims to raise awareness about the Hima IBAs and KBA, species and ecosystems through the hands on program, and learning through fun.
Children should be allowed to study outside to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests. Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is damaging their eyesight.
• Success stories of animals threatened with extinction whose fortunes have been reversed
• Tales of lifetimes dedicated to wildlife conservation
• Features some of the most iconic animals from around the world
The turkey was Benjamin Franklin’s choice for the United States’s national bird. The noble fowl was a favored food of Native Americans. When Europeans arrived, they made it one of only two domestic birds native to the Americas—the Muscovy duck shares the distinction.
Last year Ghazi sent us a picture while he was feeding the cranes. This year the Cranes came back with a couple of fledglings birdie Cranes.In North America Cranes continue to suffer from low numbers and are far short of establishing a self-sustaining population.
This video has been developed within the CEPF funded Act4Drin project led by MIO-ECSDE and implemented in collaboration with KAQKA PRODUCTION, BIOSFERA, EDEN, GREENHOME and MES.