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Lebanese Environment Forum organizes a workshop on Responsible Hunting

The Lebanese Environment Forum held a national workshop last Saturday, under the patronage of HE M. Mohammad El Machnuk, Minister of Environment to discuss a project aiming to regulate and promote responsible hunting practices in Lebanon, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Beirut.   This project is being implemented in Lebanon with a grant received from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and with ...

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Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes

Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds’ behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for – their songs. Emitted by the burning of coal, mercury in the atmosphere has quadrupled since the days before i ...

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Birds of Paradise

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, photographer Tim Laman and Cornell University ornithologist Ed Scholes spend countless hours high in the treetops to record the secret lives, bizarre displays, and dazzling courtship antics of these stunning birds. Join them as they journey deep into the most remote jungles on earth in search of all 39 species of the most amazing birds in the world-Birds ...

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Heavy metals and dangerous bacteria in Lebanon’s rivers

Lebanon’s rivers are alarmingly polluted with untreated sewage and waste, posing health risks for consumers who use the water at home and for farmers who irrigate their crops with it, local scientists warned.   The latest findings, which confirm the results of a slew of research on river pollution over the past decade, come ahead of the government’s unveiling of a road map next week to fight the contam ...

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The Beirut Accord for Municipal Solid Waste Management

The participants of the Waste to Energy Consultation in 28 of May 2014 with all key stakeholders including local communities and Lebanese NGOs, as HEAD Association and Window to Environment, members in Lebanese Environment Forum, and other NGOs members in Eco movement convened in the framework of Horizon 2020/CB MEP agreed on the following: • Despite various relevant efforts and investments, Municipal Solid ...

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A pilot model for public hunting area in Anjar

Lebanese Environment Forum (LEF) and the Society for the protection of nature in Lebanon (SPNL) signed a partnership agreement with the municipality of Anjar to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon through initiating a pilot model public hunting area – PHA  announced by the municipality planned to be far from houses and the important bird areas IBA.   The event was held in Anjar municipalit ...

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LEF participated in the AUB Civic Fair 2014

The Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) organized the 6th annual AUB Civic and Volunteering Fair under the theme of “For Miles of Smiles,” on April 16, 2014, in the West Hall and Green Oval areas. The opening has featured a keynote speech by the President of Beirut Marathon Association May El Khalil. During the opening, the Volunteer of the Year Award recipient was announced as well as ...

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Earth Hour: millions to switch off lights around the world

Lights in homes, buildings and famous landmarks will be turned off for an hour on Saturday to mark WWF's annual event Millions of people around the world are expected to switch off lights in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30pm local time for an hour on Saturday to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Now in its eighth year, the mass participation event to show support for environmental issues comes as th ...

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March 22, World Water Day, you too can take action!

About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. But while water seems abundant, just 1% of world’s water is fresh (not salty) and available (not frozen). That mighty 1% provides all of our drinking water, keeps us clean and healthy, delivers food through fishing and crop irrigation, provides us with energy, and houses an incredible range of biodiversity. And that 1% is under threat.   Pollution, ...

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