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News in Photos: Tyre Lodge and hima farm a Sanctuary for local and migrating birds

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SPNL First Lodge and Hima Farm at Tyre

Since the inception of SPNL in 1984, the Saidi family placed its Tyre residence and gardens at the disposal of SPNL management and staff. It was from this hub the last and most beautiful sand beach was advocated as Tyre Beach Nature Reserve. It was from this hub, SPNL was able to stop the transfer of sand from this beach …

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Landscape assessment and analysis of Hima Kayfoun and Shimlan

On May 10 and 11, 2018, the students at the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management in the American University of Beirut (AUB) have presented their 3 months work of Landscape assessment and analysis of Kayfoun and Shimlan villages in front of a jury of professors and experts, municipal members of the two involved municipalities, and representatives of SPNL. …

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Birdlife ME delegation visited Hima Keyfoun

Birdlife ME director Ibrahim Khader and Migratory Soaring Birds project manager Ossam AlNouri visited today SPNL’s Mount Lebanon Hima Center and Keyfoun community center. The visit was a good chance to watch the soaring birds bottleneck areas over Mount Lebanon with the mayor of Keyfoun Ali Dagher, municipality member Malek Serhal, HHI members Andre Bechara and Adel Serhal, SPNL Director …

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Afaf Osseiran elected new SPNL president

All of the 12 nominees listed in SPNL’s nomination Circular were elected by acclamation. The New president of SPNL is Ms. Afaf Osseiran, wife of the late president Ramzi El Saidi. She will be the first woman that will lead SPNL towards the continuous efforts to save nature in Lebanon. The list of the new board was as follows: Ms. …

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Ramzi El Saidi: A Lebanese hero of nature conservation

Ramzi Saidi, SPNL’s president has passed away on Wednesday 28th of March 2018, in Lebanon. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to this man of few words, decisive action and unswerving commitment and his love for art and nature. Saidi life and achievements serve to highlight the bright side of human nature. He has put his intellectual talents and his …

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Ramzi El Saidi: Lifetime of Art collecting sums up a lifelong love

SPNL.ORG is republishing this article in memory of SPNL late president Mr. Ramzi El Saidi who died on Wednesday 28th of March 2018.  It is said by artists and critics alike that the most important collections of art in the world are amassed not by museum committees or panels of jurors but by individuals. And moreover, that such collections tell you as …

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Bridging the gap between the three major faiths and nature

As uncertainty shrouds our planet’s future. A resurgence of religious thought and action is underway. As part of our Voices for Nature series, JAKE LLOYD explores how three faith-based organisations are reimagining or rediscovering ways for earth’s four billion Jewish, Christian and Muslim people to repair their relationship with nature Jake Lloyd  | theecologist.org   In the Biblical account of creation, …

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Protecting Birds, Building Community – The Story of Hima in Lebanon

When Assad Serhal set out on a career to protect bird habitats in his native Lebanon, it led him to discover and resurrect an ancient tribal practice called ‘Hima’. In this podcast, we hear how his work with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon is using the ‘Hima’ approach to bring nature and community closer together across …

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News in Photos: Exploring the trail of Hima Aitaniet

A group of experts explored the trail of Hima Aitaniet. On 22 December 2017 Aitanite’s municipal council voted for a decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, led by M. Assaad Najem, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism, responsible hunting, and grazing. This marks the 4th …

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