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New book and mobile app to guide people’s interest in nature of Qatar

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:34

The Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar (BirdLife Partner for Qatar) have used both traditional and digital routes to create two guides to the na...

Middle East Qatar Capacity Development

International partnership aids wildlife conservation in Iraq

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:18

Despite the all-too gloomy news of the terrible troubles in Iraq, there are still highlights - little jewels - that show the resilience and determination of the Iraqi people ...

Middle East Iraq Capacity Development

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

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:45

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 undermini...

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

SPNL promotes empowerment of women using Hima system

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:07

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife in Lebanon...

Middle East Lebanon

Growing hope for plants in Lebanon

Sat, 17/05/2014 - 14:49

Within the Mediterranean hotspot for biodiversity, surrounded by the mountains of Lebanon, hope is growing for rare and endemic Lebanese plants that are at risk of extinction. After a recent workshop, a collaborative team base...

Middle East Lebanon

CEPF grant to bring hunting in Lebanon under control

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 14:51

The Lebanese Environment Forum has received a CEPF large grant of over $180,000 to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon, using a community-based approach. The project will comple...

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

New web tool to help migratory soaring birds gets lift-off

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 14:36

The BirdLife UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project has launched a new web tool that will help protect migratory soaring birds along the Rift Valley / Red Sea Flyway....

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

State of Jordan’s Birds report launched

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 16:41

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)—BirdLife in Jordan—has just launched a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna. The publication, entitled the State of Jordan’s Birds, provides...

Middle East Jordan

Prominent hunters from Middle East and Africa sign declaration on responsible hunting

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 11:21

Hunters from Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and Ethiopia have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible ...

Middle East Egypt Migratory Birds and Flyways

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