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Open letter: give our birds safe passage over Lebanon this spring

Date posted: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Spring migration is a few weeks away and conservation groups have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. 

The White Stork is among 2.6 million birds illegally killed over Lebanon each year © Carlos Delgado

Last May, bird lovers were entranced by the story of Klepetan, a lovestruck White Stork Ciconia ciconia who, for the past fifteen years, has returned from his South Africa wintering grounds to the same rooftop in Croatia to be reunited with his disabled mate, Malena. But it won’t be long until Klepetan has to take that journey again – and it’s a journey rife with peril. Read this compelling story in full here.

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