Voices of QLF: A New Webinar Series

As the world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, finding new ways to connect with one another has never been more important. Our webinar series, Voices of QLF, strives to do just that. Each month, QLF Alumni, staff, and friends from our home region and across the globe will share their inspiring stories of conservation and stewardship, and discuss the unique role that QLF has played in their lives. From New Brunswick to Belize to the Czech Republic and beyond, join us and discover the far-reaching impact of these conservation leaders.

Below you’ll find links to register for our upcoming episodes, as well as the video recordings of our past episodes.  If you’d like to join our mailing list, please contact us at QLF@QLF.org.

Upcoming Episode


Mounir Abi-Said and Diana Marrouche Abi-Said, QLF Alumni Congress, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 2016 PHOTOGRAPH BY KEVIN PORTER

JANUARY 28, 2021 12:00 P.M. EST

Join QLF Alumni Mounir Abi-Said and Diana Marrouche Abi-Said as they share the story of Animal Encounter, an Educational Center for Wildlife Conservation in Lebanon. Mounir and Diana have dedicated their careers as educators and advocates for Biodiversity Conservation of their country’s threatened wildlife, in particular, Lebanon’s national animal – the striped hyena.

Since founding Animal Encounter in 1993, the two have drawn extensively upon their experiences with QLF. It was through QLF that Mounir established their first association with the conservation world beyond Lebanon. In his words: “QLF planted the tree, and the tree is growing now.”

Mounir and Diana will be joined by QLF President Emeritus Larry Morris and QLF Alumnus Ra’ed Abu Hayyaneh of Jordan now residing in Alberta, Canada, with his family.  Ra’ed is an Environmental Educator and Communication Specialist with extensive experience throughout the Middle East and Canada.  He has worked for the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, in Amman, Jordan, and the World Health Organization -United Nations.

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Webinar Recordings

Episode 1

Episode 2


Episode 3


Voices of QLF Highlights: Webinars 1-3