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Arc de Triomphe at Hima Aakoura

A video by Lebanese astrophotographer Moophz.com. Captured the last week from Jerd al Aakoura, Lebanon. This timelapse shows the Milky Way rising horizontally right after the astronomical dusk. The location is very dark but for a few flickering lights in a faraway village due to electric cuts.   Aakoura is SPNL’s 18th Hima in Lebanon. Located in the Jbeil District, on of …

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Migration: A long-distance love story

For the past 15 years, a lovestruck stork has faithfully returned from its South Africa wintering grounds to the same rooftop in Croatia, where he is dramatically reunited with his disabled amore. It’s a love story that has captivated a nation – but every time he departs, there are fears that he will not survive to see his beloved next …

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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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SPNL participation in Delos4 workshop in Malta: case study on Hima Anjar-Kafarzabad cultural and spiritual values

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL represented by Bassam Alkantar, SPNL’s Media Campaigner participated in The Delos Initiative fourth workshop held in the Franciscan Retreat House of Porziuncola in Malta from 24- 26 April 2017, in cooperation with the University of Malta – Institute of Earth Systems. St. Paul’s Church & Grotto, Rabat, Malta: Christianity …

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HOMAT ALHIMA FOR THE ARCHIPELAGOS OF TRIPOLI

Lebanese city Tripoli, holds a string of four small islands offshore (ARCHIPELAGOS). The Palm Islands were declared a protected area because of their status of haven for endangered loggerhead turtles (Chelona mydas), rare monk seals and migratory birds. Several globally threatened bird species such as Audouin’s Gull, Dalmatian Pelican, and Corncrake can be observed here. The reserve has been designated …

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Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! For the occasion, we decode the secret language of birds 🎶

By Lipu & Alice Paone When we talk about birdsong, we cannot simply refer to a single “voice”. It is a great chorus of complex sounds, it is a real language in itself. The dry “teak” of a sparrow, the plaintive “gheck gheck gheck” of a woodpecker, the shrill “chirrip” of a lark – each sound has its own purpose …

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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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The Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris)

By Fouad Itani  The Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris) is a distinctive-looking lark from the Alaudidae family. It measures 16cm in length, with a wingspan of 32cm, and an average weight of 45g. The Horned lark  is by far the most beautiful lark to occur in the region. It has a crescent-shaped patch on its breast, a black stripe on its face, and beautiful …

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From Hima to Hima – covering the Bekaa Area

“From Hima to Hima – covering the Bekaa Area” is an ecotouristic model, initiated by SPNL, aiming to link the different Hima sites in the Bekaa region. It highlights the natural, cultural and social values embedded within the Hima areas which are managed by the local community; the custodians of the land. This booklet provides you with a snapshot of …

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Himas Ain Zebdeh Kherbet Anafar the Eastern slopes of Shouf Cedars Biosphere Reserve

In this film directed by Adonis Khatib Himas Ain Zebdeh Kherbet Anafar highlighted as the eastern slopes of Shouf Cedars Biosphere Reserve. This series of short films is part of SPNL’s project titled “Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” funded by the European Union.  

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