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Western slope Mount Lebanon 2,600m © O. Langrand

Call for proposals: cultural landscapes in Lebanon

Thu, 19/11/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection of cultural landscapes in Lebanon

Call for proposals for Emergency Response Small Grants in Beirut

Mon, 24/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for small grant projects in Lebanon that address the reparation of office / project facilities and/or the purchase of project equipment that was damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster in Beirut on 4 August 2020.
This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour

Palestinian conservationists overcome adversity to research rare plant

Mon, 03/08/2020
When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.

Egyptian government signs landmark agreement to safeguard migratory birds

Thu, 28/05/2020
This April saw a major conservation milestone for migratory birds in Egypt.
Stacie & Ghiwa working in the field © FON

How women are leading nature conservation in Lebanon

Sun, 08/03/2020
History has always shown us that there is nothing more powerful than a group of women determined to achieve a goal: especially women in conservation, who are harnessing their forces to protect nature and our future.
Socotra’s Haggier Mountains and Dragon’s Blood Trees

Magical Socotra stands at a crossroads of conflict and conservation

Wed, 13/11/2019
The jewel in the crown of Arabia’s biodiversity is under threat. Often dubbed the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the unique Socotra archipelago is an Important Bird & Biodiversity and UNESCO World Heritage Site of global importance for its endemic wildlife and rich ancient cultures, but action is needed before modern-day pressures change these ancient islands forever.
Libyan conservationists meeting with members of CEPF’s Regional Implementation team and RSCN in Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan © Sharif Jbour

Capacity Building in Nature Conservation for Civil-Society Organisations in Libya

Sun, 03/11/2019

Located in the north of Africa, Libya extends from the Med