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Hima Anjar Kfarzabad speaks for itself

In this film directed by Adonis Khatib Hima Anjar Kfarzabad speaks for itself.  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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New Policy for Hima Anjar Water Users Association

Through the support of the MAVA Foundation and as a part of the project “Restoring Hima Ecosystems Function through promoting sustainable community-based water management system”, SPNL succeeded  to develop a water policy for the Anjar Water Users Association (WUA) which insures the sustainable management of water resources and improved management of the Anjar spring. Around 6 policy workshop were organized in …

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SPNL is training local communities to make Traditional Flutes and Wood Carving Techniques

Within the EU funded project “Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” framework, the first two classes of Traditional Flutes Making, took place in Anjar on the 15th of March. The trainer, Mr. Joe Dagher, SPNL project manager Mrs Giulia Del Sarto, the outdoor educational expert, Mr. Andre Bechara and SPNL field …

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Japanese Ambassador Otsuka visits Hima Kfar Zabad

The Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon Seiichi Otsuka visited Hima Kfar Zabad in the occasion of the completion of the project titled “Water Rehabilitation and Management at Hima Kfar Zabad Wetlands and Springs” funded by the Government of Japan through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). Ambassador Otsuka toured the hima accompanied by SPNL’s president Ramzi Saidi and …

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SPNL Launches its SNOW Education Program through the Hima Summer Camp in Hima Anjar

With the generous support of the MAVA Foundation and the UN fund for Gender Equality, SPNL organized a Hima education summer camp in collaboration with the municipality of Anjar from 2 to 4 September 2013. The camp targeted children of the age group between 8 and 12 from both of the communities of Anjar and KfarZabad. The camp signified the …

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SPNL uses a traditional Hima approach in IBA conservation

The revival of the hima system at the Kfar Zabad marshlands in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, is empowering communities to take responsibility for managing local resources. This approach is being championed by the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (BirdLife in Lebanon) as a part of their Important Bird Areas programme, and is helping to build capacity for local …

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Syrian Serin Birds Spotted at Hima Anjar/ Kfar Zabad by Dr. Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi

The Hima approach that SPNL is reviving for natural resources sustainable use, reforestation and habitat restoration, water & chemicals management with the farmers, controlled grazing with shepherds, awareness campaigns for schools and local communities, yearly bird festivals, ban on hunting at Hima Kfar Zabad is starting to pay off. The status of the IBA/Himas of Kfar Zabad/Anjar is starting to …

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World Migratory Bird Day in HimaKfarZabad

On Saturday 11 May 2013 SPNL, the municipality of Kfar Zabad and Anjar, organized a World Migratory Bird Festival in Hima Kfar Zabad. The festival took place through the generous funding of the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), BirdLife International, European Commission, and the MAVA …

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SPNL Launches New Project on Water Management Systems

As a part of SPNL’s projects in Hima Anjar Kfar Zabad, IBA,SPNL has recently launched the project entitled “Restoring Hima Ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community based water management systems”, the project extends fora three years duration, supported by the MAVA Foundation. It aims to restore Hima Ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community based water management systems.The project objectives include: …

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Let’s Protect Anjar-Kfar Zabad Wetland

Every year on the 2nd of February, the world celebrates World Wetlands Day. The celebrations mark the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands of International importance on the same date in 1971 in the Ramsar, Iran. On this date, activists work on raising public awareness on the importance of wetlands and the significance of preserving them. And since it is …

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