Tag: environment

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Forget drugs, wild Lebanon is filled with natural highs

This week, the world celebrated Sir David Attenborough’s 91st birthday. The veteran English broadcaster and naturalist, best known for writing and presenting the BBC’s Planet Earth documentary series, among many other works, is often credited with inspiring a generation of conservationists, environmentalists and just regular nature enthusiasts, myself included, to venture out into the

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Fishermen in Tripoli catch one of the weirdest fish in the sea

A sunfish was caught this morning off the coast of Tripoli, north Lebanon, local media reported. The sea creature – which reportedly weighs more than a ton – was hauled by local fishermen to the northern city’s coast where it was pulled out of the water using a crane. The

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Meet Baloo, Lebanon’s ‘last’ Syrian bear. He hates his wife

We all read the story of the Syrian brown bear sighting that happened last week. The news was so happily received that it went viral, casting a shadow over others in a matter of minutes. But, while the bear we reported on was spotted in the wild, this one is not.

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Beirut seagull slaughter could go on for four years: activists

Lebanon is waging a war on birds, seagulls to be specific, in hopes of decreasing the threat of bird strikes in and around Beirut International Airport – the country’s only port of aerial entry for passengers. Over the weekend, dozens of hunters were spotted shooting dead birds at a close

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Enough with the wildlife killing! Help by reporting cases through this app

While many of us head out to the wilderness to enjoy what little is left of the country’s beauty, some do it for the thrill of hunting wild animals -as illegal and oafish as that may be. In the most recent display of total disregard to both law and environment, two striped hyenas

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The dolphin deaths and why we are all responsible

Over the weekend social media was set ablaze after the photos of a dead dolphin, which was discovered on Tabarja beach, north of Beirut, were published on APAF, a local animal rescue group’s Facebook page. Animals Pride and Freedom (APAF) said the marine mammal was found killed overnight Saturday in

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We, the Lebanese, have a lot to learn from the Native Americans

Thousands of Native Americans are currently engaged in massive protests against the North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in what is being called the largest gathering of First Nations tribes in over a century. These under-reported protests, which have been going on for the past months near the Standing Rock Sioux

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