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Klepetan y Malena en Croacia © Stjepan Vokic

Amor a distancia

Tue, 27/06/2017
Desde hace 15 años, sin fallar uno solo, una cigüeña ha volado fielmente desde su zona de invernada en Sudáfrica hasta el mismo tejado de Croacia para reunirse con su amor, incapacitada para viajar por un disparo ilegal.

Migration: A long-distance love story

Tue, 09/05/2017
For 15 years, a lovestruck stork has faithfully returned from South Africa to his disabled amore in Croatia - but the trip is dangerous and one year he may not return.

“Stop the Killing”: Lebanese President speaks out...

Wed, 05/04/2017
Lebanon's President Aoun has made a heartfelt pledge to prevent the annual slaughter of the thousands of migratory birds who fly over the country twice a year.

World species are waiting for a serious...

Sun, 20/11/2016
For the Middle East, discussing adaptation needs and making it binding is crucial. All world species are waiting for a serious implementation of the climate deal.
Byblos Harbour © Philip Hayward

Lebanon declares protected area in the World...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The World Heritage Site of Byblos is now officially the 17th Hima in Lebanon. The announcement took place in the municipality of Byblos with the presence of SPNL team and the municipality vice-president Ayoub Bark.

Eight million birds killed illegally at 20...

Fri, 04/03/2016
The huge number is part of the even bigger one of 25 million birds being illicitly trapped, shot or glued annually in the Mediterranean region, according to a BirdLife report.
Mediterranean Monk Seal, Endangered © Wildlifewanderer, flickr.com

Emergency conservation for Mediterranean Monk...

Thu, 11/02/2016
Once thought locally extinct in Lebanon, immediate action was taken by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon for the conservation of this Endangered species when a pregnant female was found dead.

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015
Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.
Pesticide Spraying

Guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture released

Mon, 27/07/2015
In an effort to address threats caused by unsustainable agriculture practices and to help the agriculture sector with bird conservation, the BirdLife-led MSB project has developed a set of guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture development.

NatureWatch App Launched! Watch nature, share...

Mon, 11/05/2015

NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International which allows you to plan yo

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting...

Tue, 10/02/2015
Awareness of hunting's negative effects needs to be improved, collectively, as hunting is a shared responsibility. Now there has been national agreement and endorsement for Responsible Hunting Areas through LEF’s CEPF-funded project.

Growing hope for plants in Lebanon

Sat, 17/05/2014
A collaborative team are on a data-collection mission to classify the extinction risk of rare and endemic Lebanese plants. Once determined, the team (funded by CEPF) can then target conservation and create Plant Micro-Reserves to protect these species.

CEPF grant to bring hunting in Lebanon under...

Thu, 20/02/2014
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.
Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting, Lebanon, December 2013

Prominent hunters from Middle East and Africa...

Thu, 05/12/2013
Hunters have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting under the Patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Environment, H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury

Hundreds of hikers walking through Lebanon for...

Tue, 02/04/2013
Wearing boots and armed with only the country's new hunting regulations, 150 hikers are trekking through Lebanon for bird conservation

SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the...

Tue, 19/02/2013
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people.