Black Gold: Glimpses of the World of Goat Grazing in Lebanon

Black Gold: Glimpses of the World of Goat Grazing in Lebanon is a documentary produced by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL).

SPNL team members went on field visits to different areas in West Bekaa, Middle Bekaa, Kfar Zebian in Keserwan, to film a short documentary on grazing in Lebanon.

The aim of the film is to show the lifestyle of the shepherds in Lebanon, the conflicts they face, stories they tell, and their productions. This movie is part of SPNL’s deliverable in the Mediterranean Consortium project “Assessing and supporting cultural conservation practices in the Mediterranean, funded by MAVA Foundation”.

Grazing was put forward in the project to be one of the main practices in the Mediterranean basin that has a direct link with nature conservation. Presenting Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, SPNL made an assessment and gathered information on the current status of grazing, related policies, grazing areas, and grazing corridors between the three countries. The video was important to highlight visually what is going on in the grazing practice in Lebanon.

Interviews, management and coordination:

Shalimar Sinno, Andre Bechara


SARI- Lebanon


Fida Elkhatib


Hussein Idriss


Assad Serhal, SPNL Director General

Photography and Production:

Adonis Elkhatib

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