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Anthem HOMAT AL-HIMA by Adonis Khatib

Anthem HOMAT AL-HIMA * Words and music: Adonis Khatib Montage: Hussein Idriss Recording: Studio Joe Baroutjian Production: SPNL and Mr. Henri Chdid * In 2016, SPNL developed a mentoring program which realizes awareness and capacity building needs of youth and providing them with job opportunities in nature conservation. One of the main concerns that was raised has highlighted the need …

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Plan To Regulate The Hunting Season And To Protect The Birds In Lebanon!

A action plan promoting responsible hunting and tourism was announced Sunday by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), under the patronage of President Michel Aoun’s Special Assistant Claudine Aoun Roukoz. The project was launched at the BIOLAND Farm Restaurant in near Batroun. In attendance were experts from Europe, environmental associations and representatives of academic institutions. Hunting season is …

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Evangelical School of Zahle visits Hima Anjar

Several groups of students are visiting Anjar HIMA site . The latest group was from Evangelical School of Zahle. They, like our other visitors, came into our site doing some environmental activities and also got educational awareness like hiking, tree planting, biking along the agricultural trail and wildlife conservation. Hima Sustainability could be assured through the capacity building of Hima …

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Meet Husein Ali Zorkot: SPNL’s Researcher & Scientific Illustrator is chasing the Butterflies of Lebanon

Husein Ali Zorkot is a field Biologist, Naturalist, Researcher and Scientific Illustrator at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon is working on a set of upcoming guides. The colourful “Butterfly Gardening in Lebanon,” a field manual of… you guessed… butterfly gardening in Lebanon, with additional drawings and page after page descriptions of the 165 Lebanese butterflies and …

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Celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” in Hima Kherbet Kanafar

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, in collaboration with the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar, invites you to celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” under the patronage of Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, special advisor of the President, in the West Bekaa Country Club. This awareness-raising event would highlight the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their …

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How Homat Al Hima is protecting Anjar’s Riparian forest

By Berj Tumberian Back in 2013 16th of August, when this small, two hectare Riparian forest in Hima Anjar, the home for the threatened river otter and many other bird species, was given to be controlled by the municipality of Anjar instead of the ministry of agriculture, and all that because of the voluntary work of the youth in cleaning it …

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Homat Al Hima Finds Den of Red Fox Pups in Anjar

By Bassam Alkantar SPNL’s Homat Al Hima of Anjar camera trap watches a den of red foxes in the wild forest of Hima Anjar, Bekaa Valley, Eastern Lebanon. Our most frequent comment by far is that young foxes are not called “pups,” but “kits.” While “kits” is an accurate term for young foxes, “pups” is also correct. Berj Tumberian, one …

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More than 2000 visitors coming to Hima Anjar during 2016

SPNL is glad to share with you the record of reported visits to Hima Anjar site during 2016.The record shows more than 2000 visitors coming to try the Hima activities in one year ! Hima Sustainability could be assured through the capacity building of Hima Youth, and the empowerment of motivated young from the local communities. Homat Al Hima (HH) …

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Bow and Arrow in the Hands of Homat Al Hima of Kherbet Kanafar

A Training was held on bow and arrow in the West Bekaa Country club WBCC by SPNL and “the Center of the Middle East for Sustainable Hunting” in cooperation with “Hunting Magazine” to a group of Homat Al Hima of Kherbet Kanafar.This training is a complement to several training sessions and activities related to eco-tourism and sustainable hunting and the …

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Homat Al Hima celebrates International Youth Day

A workshop was held on August.11.2016 in the Cultural Center of Byblos / Jbeil through the generous support of the European Union as a dedication for the International Youth Day stressing on the leading role of the children in evaluating and supporting natural and cultural resources, sustainably using these resources, and spreading the awareness on to their friends and families. The …

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