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Astragalus berytheus in Tyre Archeological Site - © Magda Bou Dagher

Archaeological site in Lebanon becomes unlikely location for plant conservation breakthrough

Fri, 04/06/2021
Nestled between the monuments of a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Tyre in Lebanon, a small population of a beautiful reddish flower, Astragalus berytheus, is once again thriving and blooming.
WMBD Photo Contest

BirdLife Middle East Photo Contest

Thu, 06/05/2021
In the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day 2021 and under the slogan "Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird", BirdLife Middle East and the Migratory Soaring Birds project announce the BirdLife Middle East Photo Contest (the “Contest”) to photograph migratory soaring birds during their migration.
Ancient Olive Orchards in Palestine - © Ahmad Al Omari

Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

Mon, 22/02/2021
From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them
Adonis River in Lebanon -  © Sharif Jbour

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants in Lebanon

Thu, 11/02/2021
CEPF and BirdLife International, serving as regional implementation team (RIT) for the Mediterranean hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of letters of inquiry (LOIs) for small grants from non-governmental organizations in Lebanon under Strategic Direction 2: "Freshwater biodiversity".
Western slope Mount Lebanon 2,600m © O. Langrand

Call for proposals: cultural landscapes in Lebanon

Thu, 19/11/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection of cultural landscapes in Lebanon

Call for proposals for Emergency Response Small Grants in Beirut

Mon, 24/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for small grant projects in Lebanon that address the reparation of office / project facilities and/or the purchase of project equipment that was damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster in Beirut on 4 August 2020.
This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour

Palestinian conservationists overcome adversity to research rare plant

Mon, 03/08/2020
When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.

Egyptian government signs landmark agreement to safeguard migratory birds

Thu, 28/05/2020
This April saw a major conservation milestone for migratory birds in Egypt.