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Coral reefs
The future of biodiversity hangs in the balance. World leaders are gathering to review international targets and make new pledges for action to stem wildlife declines. Depending on whether you are a glass half-full or half-empty person, you're likely to have different views on their progress so far…
Nursery of pine native trees, supported by LRI, to reforest many acres of Lebanon’s countryside
To promote environmental conservation and reforestation in Lebanon, USAID and the U.S. Forest Service are working with Lebanese communities, public schools and environmental non-profits to plant more than 300,000 native Lebanese trees by the end of 2014. Altogether, nine native tree nurseries and…
Sea slugs: Discovering other inhabitants in the Barcelona coasts
A study on marine biodiversity has identified seventy-three species of sea slugs in the coasts of Barcelona, an anthropized environment due to the urban metropolis. In this group of gastropod molluscs, the most abundant in the urban coasts are sea hares, according to the article coordinated by the…
The restoration of natural forests and coasts can simultaneously tackle climate change and the annihilation of wildlife but is being worryingly overlooked, an international group of campaigners have said. Animal populations have fallen by 60% since 1970, suggesting a sixth mass extinction of life on…
SPNL and Municipality of Anfeh join The MedPAN network
Despite the challenges of this very special year for all of us, 6 new members and 4 new partners have joined the MedPAN network in 2020.
Forest and Landscape Restoration Guidelines
The publication is a general overview of the forest and landscape restoration program and implementation procedures since 2012 in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve (SBR). After 8 years of activities, SBR is able to describe results and show that the FLR initiative in Lebanon may rightfully be defined a…
For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 19, 2020 On August 19, World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the aid workers who put their lives on the line to help people affected by crises around the world. Since the deaths of 22 humanitarians in a Baghdad bombing 17 years ago, every year on this date, we…
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Out of the 167 freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas identified, mapped and validated throughout the Mediterranean region, 75 percent were found outside the boundaries of any pre-existing protected areas or other KBAs, according to the main results of an IUCN assessment revealed today at the IUCN World…