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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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Water resources Protection in West Baalbeck region through Hima Approach

SPNL team visited West Baalbeck on Feb.11.2019. The meeting was heading Dr. Ibrahim nassar, president of the Municipality of West Baalbeck Union, Mr. Rida Dirani, Mayor of Qsarnaba Municipality, and Mr. Hussein Janbien, Mayor of Tamnine Al Fawqa Municipality. The meeting took place at the Municipality of West Baalbeck Union, Chmestar, to discuss progress of the SDC funded project “Empowering …

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Japan is willing to support Hima wildlife Rescue Center at Hima Ras El Matn

Assad Serhal, SPNL Director-General, and winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018 met today with H.E. Matahiro Yamaguchi Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Lebanon. He invited SPNL to apply for the grant to establish a Hima wildlife Rescue Center at Hima Ras El Matn. This Hima land was donated by philanthropist Yousef Abdel Samad living in New …

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