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

Thu, 28/05/2015
The first ever field guide book to the birds of Qatar and a mobile application - 'Qatar e-Nature' – have been produced by the Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar

International partnership aids wildlife conservation in Iraq

Thu, 19/02/2015
BirdLife's Iraqi Partner has been leading a wildlife study and education programme in Iraqi Kurdistan

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

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 control

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.
This new tool will provide developers with access to information on the distribution of soaring bird species along the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway.

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

Mon, 10/02/2014
The BirdLife UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project has launched a new web tool that will help protect migratory soaring birds along the Red Sea/Rift Valley Flyway.

State of Jordan’s Birds report launched

Mon, 16/12/2013

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)—BirdLife in Jordan—has just lau

Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting, Lebanon, December 2013

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

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