Hima

SPNL and Municipality of Anfeh join The MedPAN network

Despite the challenges of this very special year for all of us, 6 new members and 4 new partners have joined the MedPAN network in 2020. New members Public Institution Natura Histrica (Croatia) Public Institution for Management of Nature protected areas in the area of Split-Dalmatia County – Sea and Karst (Croatia) Management Body of the Cyclades Protected Areas (Greece) Management …

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World Migratory Bird Day in Hima Hammana

Within the Migratory Soaring Birds project, and in celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day, SPNL has implemented an event for tour operators. An outdoor day in Hima Hammana on Sunday 18 October 2020, where the Ministry of Tourism representatives participated as well. It started with a small breakfast and an overview of the Hima and Hima Farm concept, and a …

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When protecting nature and fighting climate change, walk hand-in-hand in a natural park

Nature lovers in Lebanon can look forward to the opening of Hammana’s “Le parc Air France”; an ecological initiative by SPNL, AIR FRANCE-KLM, and HAMMANA Municipality and a formidable lesson of hope, in the actual of context of Lebanon. On the 14th of October, in the heart of Hammana, we witnessed the soft opening of Le Parc Air France-KLM, culmination …

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Pompiers solidaires visited Hima Hammana

Pompiers solidaires from France visited Hima Hammana, bird observatory, and hima farm they met with Hammana mayor Mr. Fadi Slaybi who welcomes them in Hammana and gave a lot of useful and valuable information about Hammana and the region. Pompiers solidaires visited also Homat Al Hima international Center in west Bekaa and met Mr. Farid Ammouri vice mayor of Ain …

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Designing Management Plans for the Hima Sites

The Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and CommonsConnect kicked-off their seven-week training to raise the capacity of SPNL team, along with Homat al Hima representatives, on designing Management Plans for the Hima Sites. The workshops, led by Dalia Jawhary Madi, Comments Connect Founder, entail theoretical guidance on the different components of the management planning cycle as well …

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A Tradition of Conservation

Written by: Tom Verde Photographed by: Pascal Beaudenon Early in the seventh century, soon after Muslims established themselves in what is now the holy city of Madinah (formerly Yathrib), the Prophet Muhammad surveyed the natural resources in the region—the wadis (riverbeds); the rich, black volcanic soil; thHimae high rangelands—and decreed that they be preserved and set aside as a hima, …

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Homat al Hima International Centre: A Story of Success at Crisis Times

While moving strategically to decentralize its operation to remote areas, the Society for the protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) established Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC) at Kherbet Qanafar, Western Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, with the generous funding of MAVA & SRT . The center which has been founded on a feasibility study, ensuring its success being central to …

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Hima Hammana has got it all

Central to Lebanon and eco-tourists’ hearts, Hammana features a fantastic destination for a perfect getaway at Mount Lebanon. Whether it is hiking, ziplining, canyoning, aqua trekking, bird watching, cherry-picking or sunset viewing, Hammana has got it all. A professional team of guides will accompany you through the village landmarks including its historic monuments, Lamartine valley, mesmerizing mountains, traditional houses, and …

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All you need to know about Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC

Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC, The Home of Hima is located in Hima Kayfoun, the first Hima in Mount Lebanon. The center is halfway to all Hima sites, 35 minutes away from Beirut, with a strategic location in the upper region of Beirut River Valley IBA, the most important bottleneck for migratory soaring birds during Autumn migration. The center aims …

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International Day of Biodiversity: HIMA Revival to Stop Nature Bankruptcy and Promote Sustainable Livelihood, Human Wellbeing and Human Rights

Hima, literally meaning “a protected place” in Arabic, is a traditional system of resource tenure that has originated in the Arabian Peninsula 1500 years ago and spread all over the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region. In response to the harsh environmental conditions and resource scarcity characterizing that region, tribes announced resource-rich areas as Hima, customarily held and managed. …

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