Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL)
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Etablissement scolaire

SPNL aims at protecting nature, birds and biodiversity in Lebanon for people and to ensure sustainable use of natural resources.

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 practice-Community based conservation. SPNL has a long experience in scientific research (mainly avifauna and biodiversity), education and awareness, advocacy and networking, and community development.

SPNL is one of the oldest environmental NGOs in Lebanon, founded in 1986. It is the national partner for BirdLife International in Lebanon. Furthermore, SPNL is the first IUCN member from Lebanon, a member in the MedForum, founding member in the MedWet NGO Network, and of the Lebanese Environment Forum; and accredited by UNEP. SPNL 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.

  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Trainings
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Guided visits sites
  • Educational material
  • Festivals
  • Advocacy



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