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May, 2016

  • 24 May

    Mescapes Project Results Summary


    By Shalimar Sinno , Project Coordinator MedScapes Project, which has been funded by the multilateral cross-border cooperation “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme” of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI CBC-MED 2007-2013), has successfully come to an end. For the past two years, MedScapes brought together eight partners from four countries –Cyprus, Greece, Jordan and Lebanon: Laona Foundation for the Conservation …

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  • 24 May

    Want to become Homat Al-Hima member? Socialize!

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    By Vanessa Khaddage For most of us, social media has changed our lives in some meaningful way. Collectively it is changing the world for good. Given the pace of innovation and adoption, change has become a constant. Every so often we find the need to stop and reflect on its most recent and noteworthy developments, hence the following list. As …

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April, 2016

  • 2 April

    MAVA celebrate conservation hero Dalia Al Jawhary

    Dalia Aljawhary SPNL

    Mava Foundation Annual Report filled with more conservation success stories from partners. As well as offering a review of some of 2015’s highlights. The report share an overview of Mava’s new strategy for the years 2016-2022. Inside, we discover how IUCN’s PROMETEOS project set about creating an atlas of the Mediterranean’s amazing system of seamounts and canyons to support better marine governance; …

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March, 2016

  • 13 March

    Waterbury joins SPNL Homat al-Hima Activity in Anjar-Kfarzabad Hima


    Dr . John Waterbury, former AUB President, visited Hima Anjar Kfarzabad in the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, accompanied by Dr. Ghassan Jaradi for bird watching in the Hima sites. During the visit Dalia Jawhary, Hima Programme manager introduced Dr. Waterbury to several SPNL  initiatives in both Anjar and Kfarzabad where He toured the Hima site in the presence of Anjar mayor Garo …

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  • 7 March

    Participate in the photo contest MED-PHARES

    Survival” by Tom Young from “At the Rose House” Beirut

    Premises The main theme is the lighthouses, semaphores and maritime signaling systems of our coastline. In particular, pictures submitted in the contest must refer to one of the following geographical areas: Italy, France, Tunisia, Lebanon. Participation in the competition Participation in the competition is restricted to citizens of the partner countries of the project, and can be individual or group. In the latter …

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December, 2015

  • 31 December

    Season’s Greetings


    Dear colleagues and friends Blame it on the Christmas spirit, or simply on the fatigue of a frantic season of work, but for once, we are tempted to indulge in a little optimism. Wishing you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to our continued partnership in 2016. …

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  • 31 December

    Extraordinary 2015: Collaboration is the engine of innovation at SPNL

    Assad Serhal

    Our mission at SPNL is to work together for nature and people. As part of our longstanding commitment to Nature, we work with our partners to develop innovative approaches to the local communities. Collaboration is the engine of innovation at SPNL. Many events in 2015, have warmed our hearts and will live with us in the years to come, the …

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  • 13 December

    International Conference on Landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean

    Jordan Medscape 2015

    International Conference on Landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean: Challenges, Opportunities, Prospects and Accomplishments Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Ali, the German Jordanian University GJU and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature RSCN organized the international conference on “Landscapes of the Eastern Mediterranean: challenges opportunities, prospects and accomplishments”.  The Conference is conducted on 13th and 14th …

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November, 2015

  • 28 November

    SPNL recognised as a finalist for the Equator Prize 2015

    SPNL finalist for the Equator Prize 2015

    The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon chosen as a finalist for the Equator Prize 2015. The Equator Prize is awarded biennially to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. As local and indigenous groups across the world chart a path towards sustainable development, the Equator Prize shines a spotlight on their efforts …

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  • 27 November

    SPNL Participates at IUCN Regional Forum of Conservation


    Under the title ; “Innovative natural solutions: Motivating change” The 8th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) was be held in Amman, Jordan from the 10th – 12th November, 2015.  The Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) aims at providing governments, NGOs, partners and the private sector a platform to engage; to discuss key conservation issues as well as provide an opportunity to prepare for an …

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August, 2015

  • 30 August

    SPNL and Bioland Partnership


    Bioland and SPNL (Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon) meet on multiple values including: Agriculture, in general, is a main element of Lebanon’s nature Organic Farming & Agriculture (Chemicals & Pesticides free) helps in the protection of Nature in Lebanon Bees are essential for both Human and Nature (Pollination, Orchards, etc.) Goats are a true pillar for nature …

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  • 30 August

    We welcome Art Designer Sara Richani to the team!


    This year Sara Richani has joined the expanding team at SPNL as our Art Designer. Sara studied interior design at AUST. She’s passionate about art, design and architecture. She’s an animal lover and a big fan of nature. The first project that Sara started with was the interior design of the “Souk AlHima Atelier” an SPNL initiative supported by SPNL …

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  • 30 August

    IUCN-ROWA and Jordanian Officials visit Hima Anjar

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    August 6, 2015 witnessed an exchange visit from IUCN-ROWA and Jordanian officials to Hima Anjar to learn more about the hima site as well as understand more about the hima approach and how it is being implemented. Moreover, members from government and non-government institutions in Lebanon were also invited on behalf of SPNL. The day began with brief welcoming speeches …

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  • 28 August

    Project Planning workshop Using the Opening Standards Approach


    Through the generous support of the MAVA Foundation, SPNL organized an evaluation and a phase II Planning Workshop for the project titled “ Restoring Hima Ecosystem Function through community based Management “using the Opening Standard Approach . The workshop was lead by of Mrs. Ilke Tilder from the Foundation of Success and a Coacher on the Open Standards method. The …

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July, 2015

  • 27 July

    SPNL participates in the Mediterranean Consortium meeting in Greece


    SPNL team has attended the Mediterranean Consortium meeting in Greece from July 27 till July 31 2015. The team consists of Assad Serhal – SPNL Director General, Shalimar Sinno- Project Manager, and Henri Bou Obeid – Chairman of Bioland (SPNL Partner) . The aim of the meeting was to discuss further the project’s phase 2 for the coming 2.5 years. …

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