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André Hoffmann awarded WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award

MAVA President André Hoffmann has been named the recipient of WWF’s annual Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award which honours and recognises valuable contributions made toward the global conservation movement. “Receiving this award, 20 years after my father, is a great honour. I am grateful to the committee for having selected me as I am not an obvious choice. I am …

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Selection of SPNL Monitoring Sites in West Bekaa Region- M6 Project

Several meetings with the municipalities of Hima Kherbet Kanafar, Ain Zebdeh, and Aitanit took place between May and June, 2018 in order to explain to the relevant stakeholders about the scientific component of the project and specifically the monitoring of the selected biodiversity indicators that will take place for three consecutive years starting 2018 by the national experts . Further, …

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Mava M6 steering committee meet in Cordoba

On April 11, 12, & 13, 2018 Mava M6 steering committee meeting was held in Cordoba, Spain particularly in one of the Dehesas included in the Dehesa/Montado pilot site project. 8 Mediterranean partners participated in the meeting presenting the 4 pilot sites projects which are the Shouf Mountains in Lebanon, the Island of Lemnos in Greece, the High Atlas Mountains in …

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SPNL and ACS participates in MAVA training workshop in Switzerland

On March 22-23, 2018 Mava organized for its Mediterranean project coordinators a training workshop on the monitoring and evaluation of the outcome action plans (M1_2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7 OAPs). The two days training workshop was held in Mava headquarter offices in Gland, Switzerland. The Shouf Landscape project coordinators Ms. Jamal Hamzeh of SPNL and Mrs. Lina Sarkis of …

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Action plan for how MCNC project will continue in the future

The Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture team (or MCNC for short) has had their closure meeting in Greece- Athens on March 14 & 15 2018. MCNC is a collective movement to support and raise awareness on cultural practices that have a positive impact on biodiversity in the Mediterranean. Currently made up of 6 partners, we work with communities to …

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Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain and West Beqaa Landscape

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and Al Shouf Cedar Society (ACS) will be working together on a symbolic and pilot sites in the Shouf Mountain and West Beqaa in Lebanon. As part of the MAVA Foundation’s recently launched 2016-2022 strategy, 15 partners in the Mediterranean are collaborating to implement a 6-year programme aimed at conserving Mediterranean …

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Governance Overarching Initiative Project Kick off Meeting

SPNL in collaboration with Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Medina), Global Diversity Foundation (GDF), and Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) launched the Governance Overarching Initiative Project by a Kick off Meeting on Skype on Dec.13.2017. The meeting covered the action plan of the project, activities to be covered, and the way forward. Each of the partners discussed their inputs and …

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MEDFORVAL Annual Meeting 2017 hosted by Shouf Biosphere Reserve

The 31 participants present at the annual meeting of the MEDFORVAL Network, held from 23 to 26 October in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Lebanon (SBR), representing the 19 sites of the Network, partners and the MAVA Foundation, exchanged best practices and began to outline the future of the MEDFORVAL Network in the framework of the end of the project …

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SPNL and ACS will be working together on the symbolic sites of the Shouf Mountain and West Beqaa

The largest Nature reserve in Lebanon (approx. 5% of the Territory) encompassing the best remaining strand of cedar forests where over 160 bird species

As part of the MAVA Foundation’s recently launched 2016-2022 strategy, 15 partners in the Mediterranean are collaborating to implement a 6-year programme aimed at conserving Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes (M6 partnership).  At the core of the M6 partnership are 4 pilot sites where 6-year field projects to conserve Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes have recently been launched, each led by a local implementing …

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Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture meets at West Bekaa country club

The Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture semi-annual workshop was held in Lebanon. SPNL hosted the workshop that took place in West Bekaa Country Club from January 23.2017 till January 25.2017. The workshop discussed the progress of the project at the different partner level, the major project outputs expected for the coming year, new project concepts and proposals, communication, and …

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