News Lebanon

Astragalus berytheus in Tyre Archeological Site - © Magda Bou Dagher

Archaeological site in Lebanon becomes unlikely...

Fri, 04/06/2021
Nestled between the monuments of a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Tyre in Lebanon, a small population of a beautiful reddish flower, Astragalus berytheus, is once again thriving and blooming.
The road to economic recovery must be sustainable © Pixabay

It’s black and white: recovery from COVID-19 must...

Wed, 26/05/2021
The importance and urgency of a green recovery from the current pandemic cannot be understated. That’s why the BirdLife Partnership is already putting theory into action and showing governments how to truly build back better.
The Wadden Sea in north-west Europe is one of the world's most important hubs for migrating birds © travelpeter / Shutterstock

11 spectacular bird migration bottlenecks from...

Wed, 05/05/2021
Migratory birds' epic journeys often take place on broad fronts, but birds also concentrate at bottlenecks where geographical features funnel them together. This selection of hotspots underscores the importance of conservation action in the way birds see the world: through flyways.
Vets treated Anahita for 13 pellet wounds © SPNL

Shot down but saved: the inspiring story of...

Mon, 03/05/2021
A young Egyptian Vulture’s first migration was brutally cut short. Thankfully, BirdLife Partners were watching over her every step of the way. Through their co-operation, they transformed an illegal hunting casualty into a story of hope.
Gábor Deák with Falco, the anti-poisoning sniffer dog © Szilard Morvai  / BirdLife Hungary

Despatches from the bird migration battlefront

Wed, 28/04/2021
With millions of birds illegally killed each year, working to protect them can seem like an overwhelming battle. That’s when inspirational, heart-warming success stories are needed. We hear first-hand accounts from conservation’s ‘frontline’ in Malta, Hungary and Lebanon.
Adonis River in Lebanon -  © Sharif Jbour

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants in...

Thu, 11/02/2021
CEPF and BirdLife International, serving as regional implementation team (RIT) for the Mediterranean hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of letters of inquiry (LOIs) for small grants from non-governmental organizations in Lebanon under Strategic Direction 2: "Freshwater biodiversity".
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

Press release: Over 100 000 citizens demand the...

Mon, 28/09/2020
Citizens from around the world are demanding that the right to a clean, healthy environment is made a Universal Human Rights. Over 100 000 people have signed the petition.

Call for proposals for Emergency Response Small...

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.
© Ahmed Alomary, An-Najah National University

Call for proposals: sustainable and traditional...

Thu, 13/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on protecting, reviving and restoring cultural landscapes in the Middle East and North Africa.
Assad Serhal (centre) is recovering well after eight stitches © SPNL

Beirut explosion: an update from our Partner in...

Wed, 05/08/2020

A massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon's capital, last night, killing over

Stacie & Ghiwa working in the field © FON

How women are leading nature conservation in...

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.
The White Stork nests rooftops and has become an iconic part of human life © BirdLife Europe

Bird that solved migration mystery now illegally...

Tue, 26/02/2019
The White Stork, known in folklore as the bringer of babies to new parents, played a fascinating role in the discovery of bird migration. But now its migration is plagued by illegal killing. BirdLife Partners along its route are working hard to prevent this – and you can help.

Flight for Survival - Spring Migration 2019

Mon, 25/02/2019
This spring, BirdLife is telling the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds – exposing the illegal threats they face along the African-Eurasian flyway.

The Middle East: sorting fact from fiction

Mon, 29/10/2018
Many misconceptions have crept into international media representations of the Middle East, making this region one of the most misunderstood in the world. Here we bust six myths with examples from our conservation work in the region.
Assad Serhal © SPNL

Looking to the past to create a better future:...

Tue, 23/10/2018
Assad Serhal, hunter-turned-conservationist, now Director of BirdLife Lebanon and winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018, shares what motivates his important work to create community-based protected areas in the Middle East

A recipe for a more sustainable world

Mon, 06/08/2018
Farming doesn’t have to be in conflict with nature. Around the world, we’re working with projects that prove it’s possible to grow food in a way that benefits both wildlife and livelihoods. Here's a tasty selection for starters...

Give your organisation a boost: the Capacity...

Fri, 01/06/2018
Our Capacity Development Fund is offering a range of grants for different sizes and types of project. If you think your organisation would benefit from improved organisational design, management and professional development for staff, then read on...