News Lebanon

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.

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.

Migratory Soaring Birds Project makes an...

Fri, 19/10/2012
Successful final MSB workshop in Lebanon trained security forces in bird identification and hunting-law enforcement

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming...

Mon, 24/10/2011
A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

The involvement of Local Conservation Groups in...

Fri, 18/03/2011
The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Lebanon with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

Working for Lebanese IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011
From its establishment in 1986, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife in Lebanon) advocated the establishment of a national protected areas programme.