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Celebrating the Miracle of Life with Bird Migration & the International Year of Water

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Celebrating the Miracle of Life with Bird Migration

& the International Year of Water”

As a part of its yearly celebration for the Miracle of Bird Migration, and through the generous support of the MAVA Foundation, SPNL and the municipality of Anjar and Kfar Zabad, in collaboration with Dar Onboz, Al Shouf Cedar Reserve, and Souk Al Tayeb celebrate the Miracle of Bird Migration in the Bekaa and the Shouf, the annual World Water day, and the launching of the MAVA funded project Restoring Hima Ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community -based water management systems”in Hima Anjar- Kfar Zabad IBA”. This ceremony shall also witness the launching of the project “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood” funded by UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, which aims to enhance the livelihood of rural women through the revival of the Hima approach in the sustainable management of the IBAs of Lebanon. The following event coincides with the International Year of Water. Thus, rejoicing the value of water cooperation and management for the sustainability of ecosystems and livelihoods.

Date: 23 March, 2013

Time: 10 am -5pm

Place: Hima Anajr – KfarZabad

 

The following event coincides with the International Year of Water, thus, rejoicing the value of water cooperation and management for the sustainability of ecosystems and livelihoods, as highlighted under the MAVA project.

  • ·         Discover Anjar’s Eagle Trail …a path along the culture of the Armenian village, Umayyad city  and spectacular nature
  • ·         Hike or Bike along the water course.. from the   Anjar spring to the Anjar Wetlands
  • ·         Support the local food and crafts at the Traditional Souk
  • ·         Visit TeerYaTeer Exhibition at HimaAnjar Visitor’s Center

 

 

Program

10:0 am  – 11:00 am   Opening Ceremony

11:00 am  – 5:00 pm  

–          Local Hikes

  • Village Cultural Tour (Discover the Armenian village and the Anjar UNESCO World Hertiage Site)
  • Water Course Hike from the Spring of Anjar to the Wetlands and Agricultural lands

–          Bicycle Tour

  • People can chose to Bike along the Water Course and on the Agriculture Biking Trail

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

–          TeerYaTeer Exhibition  (Exhibitions for different Water Birds)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

–          Souk Al-Tayeeb (promoting Anjar- Armenian food and cuisines, and KfarZabad traditional Lebanese food )

–          Traditional Crafts Souk (promoting Anjar and KfarZabad Crafts)

 

Notes:

–          All tours will be provided for Free

–          local guide will be accompanying different groups on different trails

–          Bicycles will be provided on site

 

Transport:  A bus will be provided upon reservation, to pick up people from SofilAchrafieh to Anjar& Back

–          Bus reservations will be accepted from 10- 21 March only.

         Bus will move:

fromSofil  8:00 am

fromAnjar at 5:30 pm

          Bus fees (2 way tour): 8000 LBP/ person

 

For more info and reservation contact SPNL @ 01 344814 or djawhary@spnl.org

 

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