Hima

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas & Hima Areas of Lebanon

Harsh conditions at the Kfar Zabad IBA, Lebanon David Thomas

Join CommonsConnect Webinar this Friday, March 26, to learn more about the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Lebanon and Hima areas with world biodiversity leaders from the BirdLife International -Middle East Office ,the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), and IUCN Regional Office of West Asia /North Africa. We will also highlight those organizations Regional Programs …

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Former mayor of Hammana Bashir Fouad Farhat: We are on the right path to preserving our natural wealth

Since the beginning of the last century, Hammana has been one of the most prominent summer villages in Mount Lebanon and is famous for tourism. During the summer, all tourists are welcome in their homes, especially tourists from the Gulf. Lately, because of the painful events that the country has been through, and the mountain region and its people in …

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Mayor of Hammana Fadi Slaybi: Cooperation with SPNL and Air France is an example of the integration

We have never hidden our feeling that we, as the sons of Hammana, have a privilege that the Creator has given us, one in which we take pride. The beauty of our town’s nature and geography, from its mountain to its waterfall, to its waters and village green, its location, climate and trees, both forest trees and fruit bearing. This …

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Hammana: Food Symbols and Heritage

By Christelle Salah Bou-Mitri El Debs Doctor in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, proudly from Hammana and volunteering at the Hima Hammana Hammana village is rooted in a fertile valley surrounded by cliffs, mountains and irrigated by various water springs, making it an ideal environment to cultivate a wide range of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and cereals. Cherries are a symbol …

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Master the art of the perfect “Light” jam!

HHIC- West Beqaa, Lebanon On 11 December 2020, the center was boiling with the joy of learning how to make high-fruit jam. Under the MSB project and in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, SPNL proposed a jam-making class to farmers and women of the Beqaa region. Before the cooking class, we opened the morning with an overview on food …

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Local Empowerment Hima Community Based Programme

HIMA is a traditional community-based approach to sustainably manage natural resources in a way that realizes common benefits for people and Nature.  It is a traditional way to conserve biodiversity as well as natural and cultural heritage of the area. The word HIMA is an Arabic word meaning “a protected area”.  The HIMA was established over 1500 years ago within the Arabian …

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Welcome to “Le Park Anjar”, Hima’s newest Public Park

The Governance Project titled: “Communal Governance Systems, community engagement, and public participation”; is a project within the Foundation MAVA’s ‘M6 Program’, focusing on: Identifying, analyzing, and supporting approaches to existing CGSs (Communal Governance Systems) that sustain NRM (Natural Resources Management) and biodiversity conservation, particularly: Agdal/Dehesa/Montado/Hima in the Mediterranean Basin. Within the Governance project, SPNL supported Hima Anjar in the establishment …

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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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