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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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Young Leaders Workshop by MAVA

SPNL, whose employees and trainees are mainly young professionals who have graduated or still majoring in environmental fields, aims at enabling there role through creating youth cohesions, building their capacities and knowledge, and empowering there  leader ship role. SPNL’s young project coordinator, Shalimar Sinno, was invited by MAVA Foundation as a young professional to participate in MAVA’s Young Leader Workshop …

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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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BirdLife cries the loss of conservation giant Luc Hoffmann

Our hearts were saddened yesterday by the news of Luc Hoffmann’s passing. We don’t usually indulge in eulogies. Our tributes and expression of sympathy remain confined to the private of our lives. But this time it’s just… different. Luc was a singular man, with immense vision, passion and dedication. Co-founder of WWF, founding father of the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands, …

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News in Photos: Anjar youth lead on the renovation of the Souk Al- Hima Atelier Garden

Through the support of the MAVA Foundation and in collaboration with the Houmantman Club Scouts group, Anjar youth lead on the renovation of the Souk ALHIMA Atelier Garden .

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On the Move has made its third stop in Geneva at the Natural History Museum! 

  For the first time, the photographers were present to see how their work has come together. The Mediterranean Consortium partners, MAVA Foundation, and many NGOs and families were also invited to the opening of the exhibition that was held the evening of October 10 2014.       At the opening, cheese products gathered from the different regions of the …

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Water Monitoring Workshop

As a part of the project ”Restoring Hima Ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community -based water management systems “in Hima Anjar- Kfar Zabad IBA” Funded by MAVA foundation, SPNL organized a two day training workshop on the sustainable management of water resources in relation to agriculture productivity through water and soil monitoring on August 23-24 at Anjar Water Users Association. …

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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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Innovative projects for conservation funding

Delivering creative proposals for funding projects aiming at building relationships and aligning interests were some of the main conclusions of the workshop “Impact at the Core: The perfect core-project funding mix for successful nature conservation”, held on June 20 at the BirdLife World Congress. Participants discussed on how to develop strategic and effective ways of obtaining funding and shared examples …

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New Workshop Area at SPNL Office

SPNL has recently renovated a section in its own office area as added space to be used for conducting workshops and meetings in the future. The added space will be equipped with the basic requirements for conducting workshops and lectures at SPNL. It is noteworthy to mention that this workshop area will host SPNL’s series of workshops targeting hunters and …

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