The latest (October 2015) issue of Wings & Waves, the newsletter of SPNL/Birdlife Lebanon, is available at the following link:
1. SPNL participates in MAVA’s Strategic Planning Workshop for the Mediterranean Basin Programme
From 17 to 19 September 2015 in Gland, Switzerland, MAVA Foundation organised the second workshop to develop its strategy for the Mediterranean Basin for the period 2016–‐2022. Participants from research groups, NGOs, and funding organisations attended. Assad Serhal, the Director General of SPNL represented the organization.
2. Meeting of signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey, 5-8 October 2015.
A further eighteen birds of prey species, including twelve vulture species, have been listed at an international meeting of government representatives and experts n Trondheim, Norway. Seven of these species under threat are critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List.
3. World Wetlands Day 2016 (2 February)
4. More news from Hima Anjar, Lebanon.
Hima Aanjar, proclaimed in 2008, consists of wetlands, agricultural/forest lands, and the Western Anti-Lebanon Mountains. This area has a variety of important globally threatened species such as Syrian Serin, turtles, Common Otter, and swamp cats, in addition to its distinctive flora.