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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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Japanese Embassy field visit to Hima Ras Al Maten

The Japanese ambassador to Lebanon Ambassador Matahiro Yamaguchi visited  Hima Ras Al Maten in Mount Lebanon. The field visit started with an introduction at the municipality about the village, then visiting the Hima location explaining its ecological importance as a bottleneck for Migratory Soaring Birds. The Ras El Maten Hima/KBA area has an overall objective to conserve endemic and endangered …

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What’s Growing On: A tour of SPNL Butterfly Garden and Pavilion

Come and visit Lebanon’s number one butterfly garden. Our butterfly garden is located on a spacious 2,000 m2 hilltop in the Bekaa valley, in partnership with the West Bekaa Country Club. The butterfly garden will incorporate hundreds of native plants and a design that will preserve and accommodate much of the original habitat and plant communities, along with a greenhouse and …

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BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING IN THE RAS AL METN HIMA/KBA AREA-LEBANON

A NEW PILOT PROJECT INITIATED BY THE KBA UNIT IN LEBANON TO ASSESS THE BIODIVERSITY AND IMPROVE ITS MANAGEMENT The Ras El Metn Hima/KBA area has an overall objective to conserve endemic and endangered wildlife and their habitats, incorporate wildlife conservation as an integral part of sustainable human development and strengthen the institutional capacity of local government agencies and non-governmental …

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Butterflies migration were spotted at Hima Kayfoun and Ouzai

Amazing butterflies migration in several parts of Lebanon including Hima Kayfoun for the last three days. The butterflies were spotted also at Ouzai near the Rafic Hariri International Airport. Thousands of these butterflies migrating south. A magical spectacle. As witnessed and filmed by Maher Osta from SPNL and Ali Dagher Mayor of Kayfoun and Hima team. It’s the first-ever documentation …

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Biodiversity monitoring training in in Hima Kherbet Kanafar

SPNL organized the second round of biodiversity monitoring training in West Bekaa Country Club- WBCC in Hima Kherbet Kanafar. The training is part of the “Shouf Landscape” pilot project funded by MAVA and implemented in partnership with ACS. More than 20 participants/volunteers from Al Shouf and West Bekaa region and undergraduates of reputable universities from Beirut participated in the training. …

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