Society For The Protection Of Nature In Lebanon

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26/01/2022 - 6:08pm

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL is one of the oldest environmental NGOs in Lebanon. It was established in 1983 under the Lebanese Laws, and licensed by the Ministry of Interior by decision no. 6/AD dated 8/1/1986.
SPNL is the national partner for BirdLife International in Lebanon. It considers birds as entry points for the conservation of wider natural resources, as they act as key indicators of the status and health of ecosystems.
Ever since its establishment in 1986, SPNL advocated the establishment of protected areas and initiated with the Ministry of Environment the protected areas in Lebanon. After twenty years of experience working with nature reserves through government agencies, SPNL is now reviving and advocating the Hima community based conservation approach that has been prevalent in the Arabic region for more than 1500 years.
SPNL has a long experience in scientific research (mainly avifauna and biodiversity), education and awareness, advocacy and networking, and community development.
As a national environmental NGO in Lebanon, SPNL has widely contributed to both raising awareness on environmental issues and concretely protecting natural areas in Lebanon. As a member of the World International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), SPNL has helped develop the first biodiversity project in Lebanon, known as the Protected Areas Project. SPNL has established the Environment Information Center (EIC) that serves as a key resource for the provision of environmental information to students, teachers, and researchers in this field.
As the BirdLife International partner for Lebanon, SPNL is engaged in bird conservation mainly through building capacities of protected areas managers from the whole country on bird identification; through the Important Bird Areas program that aims at identifying sites and habitats essential for bird conservation; and through conservation site action projects.  

Mission
SPNL, the BirdLife national partner in Lebanon, aims at protecting nature, birds and biodiversity in Lebanon and to promote sustainable use of resources with people through reviving the concept of Al Hima. As a national environmental NGO in Lebanon, SPNL contributes to both raising awareness on environmental issues and concretely protecting natural areas in Lebanon.
SPNL bases its work on sound science and passionate commitment, which through transparent and democratic processes, leads to a well-informed public.
SPNL strives to advocate a better quality of life for people and nature, through conserving sites, protecting species, and assuring sustainability.

 Strategy
SPNL works in a cooperative manner to fulfill its mission statement, i.e., in partnership with its partners, government institutions, municipalities, local community, other NGOs, associates and the private sector.
SPNL strives to trigger advances in strengthening capacities and influence. Its strategy revolves around four fundamental building blocks for promoting sustainable development:

Sites &Habitats
Species
People
Sustainability

Acronym: 
SPNL
Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
1986
Country of Origin: 
LB
Scope: 
National
Country/ies of Operation: 
Lebanon
Intervention Sector(s): 
Advocacy & Awareness
Environment
Research & Studies
Social & Cultural Development
Contact person's position: 
Director General, Birdlife International Global Councillor
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
+96176434166
Address: 
Awad Bldg. 6th Floor,
Abdel Aziz St, Hamra P.O.Box: 11-5665, Beirut
Beirut , Beirut
Lebanon
Phone: +9611343740
Fax: +9611343740
Beirut LB
City: 
Beirut
Street: 
Abdel Aziz St, Hamra
Additional: 
P.O.Box: 11-5665, Beirut
Phone: 
+9611343740
Fax: 
+9611343740
Contact person's name: 
Asaad Serhal
Partnerships: 
In the hope of learning from our mistakes and building on our successes, upscaling them nationally and regionally to stop nature’s bankruptcy and the war on nature and biodiversity, we continue to energize our Hima revival, aimed at the wellbeing of both nature and people. Having said that, it’s now agreed upon amongst the SPNL team and board to continue and propagate our Hima success story, which has brought global recognition and national pride, in cooperation with our partners in the regions of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa, and backing from the Lebanese authorities and community, to international partners and donors including BirdLife, IUCN, MAVA Foundation, GEF, SRT, CEPF, EU, USAID, and many others.

Calls

Call

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) seeks to develop comprehensive management plans for four Hima regions: Hammana, Ras El Maten, Kherbet Qanafar/Ain Zebdeh, and Qleileh/Mansouri. These plans will guide sustainable conservation and community-based management within these culturally and ecologically significant areas.
SPNL invites qualified individual consultants or firms to submit proposals for providing expert services in developing the said management plans. This TOR outlines the tasks, deliverables, qualifications, and expectations for the selected

Wednesday, 20 March 2024
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Call

The proposed Action within BioConnect project seeks to address this challenging situation to the greatest possible extent, in line with the Call’s objectives and priorities. Actually, the Action’s Overall objectives align fully with the overall aim of Lot 1: “To protect biodiversity and ecosystems through enhancing the management and governance of sites of ecological importance and encouraging the creation of Protected Areas (Local)”.

Sunday, 31 December 2023
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Job

Funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung foundation, the Hima for Peace project is in Kayfoun and Shemlan villages in Mount Lebanon.
Tasks to be performed by the Consultant/Contractor:
- Conduct a climate change assessment in Kayfoun and Shemlan villages
- Give one training session on climate change for Homat al Hima

Sunday, 31 December 2023
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Job

If eligible and interested to apply for the above-advertised position at SPNL, kindly send us your CV and a motivational letter to [email protected] by [26 January 2023]. at the latest. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thursday, 26 January 2023
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