Hima

SPNL holds soft opening of Homat el Hima International Center in the presence of Leeds Academics

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) announced on February 24, the opening of Homat el Hima International Center (HHIC) at West Bekaa Country Club (WBCC) in Kherbet Qanafar, West Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. SPNL had the opportunity to softly open its newly established HHIC in the presence of academics from the University of Leeds (UK), among international researchers, …

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Nature bathing session in Hima Kayfoun

Based on the partnership between Beit Insan and SPNL, on the 4th of February 2020, SPNL team participated in a nature bathing session in Hima Kayfoun organized by Dr. Samar Zebian and Miss Nadine Saidi at Mount Lebanon Hima Center & Hima Kayfoun. Nature bathing is a new concept launched in Lebanon by Beit Insan to enhance physical and emotional …

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Yancheng meeting focuses on Yellow and Bohai Sea wetland protection

More than 200 experts and scholars at home and abroad attended the 2019 Yellow and Bohai Sea Wetland International Conference in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province on September 28, sharing ideas about wetland conservation and sustainable development of the newly recognized heritage. On September 30, the 1st Yancheng International Bird Watching Race was held in Tiaozini Wetland Park, Dongtai City. The …

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SPNL and MESD welcomes BirdLife Sweden and Switzerland in The Upper Al Maten Hima

By Talal Gharzeldeen  We are pleased to welcome for the 3rd time to Raselmaten & Hammana on the 10th of September 2019, the team of Birdlife Switzerland & Birdlife Sweden to Al Maten region which is considered one of the most important bird’s migrating routs in the world. All thanks to the organization of The Society of the protection of …

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Hima Hammana Bird counting: Birdlife partners from three countries are helping students to become skilled birdwatchers

Bird counting has begun today in Hima Hammana with the Swiss and Swedish birders. Students from Ras el Maten visited the site and participated in this charming activity. They learned about this amazing phenomenon happening on the Lebanese skies every autumn! everyone can learn to count and identify flying eagles, buzzards, kites, storks and other birds. Join and listen to …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 25th Hima at West Baalback

3 October 2018  was an important day for SPNL welcoming the Union of West Baalback municipalities decree to declare the region of West Baalback as Hima. Baalback Hermel is classified under the most vulnerable communities in Lebanon1, added to it the Syrian refugee impact on natural resources. Agriculture is the main source of income in the region, which is dependent …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 24th Hima at Kfarmatta

30 July 2019  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Kfarmatta’s municipal council decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, led by Mr. Nazir Khaddaj, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism, land zonation and sustainable reforestation of pine trees. The Hima will be established in coordination …

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HIMA FOR PEACE: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN BIRDS | Assad Serhal

Al Hima’ which means a protected area or place is a traditional system of management of resources practised by indigenous people in the Arabian Peninsula. This concept has been used by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon for conservation of Key Biodiversity Areas and as means of engaging and empowering the local community at its Hima sites. …

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Mohammad Sulayem is exploring Lebanese reserves and Himas

Mr. Mohammad Sulayem a pioneer in biodiversity and nature conservation and protected areas management at KSA and WESCANA region visited Shouf Biosphere reserve Yesterday, which he visited with Mr. Assad Serhal SPNL Director General in 1996 when it was initiated as Nature Reserve with the kind direction of MP Walid Jumblat back then , and the newly established Ministry of …

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Hima system is promoted via AEON Environmental Foundation Publication

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