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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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Participate in the photo contest MED-PHARES

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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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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Extraordinary 2015: Collaboration is the engine of innovation at SPNL

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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International Conference on Landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean

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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SPNL recognised as a 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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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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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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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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IUCN-ROWA and Jordanian Officials visit Hima Anjar

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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