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Coping with Water Crisis

Through the generous funding of the USAID- OTI Lebanon project , SPNL in collaboration with the municipality of Anjar and Anjar Water Users Association (WUA) started the project “Safe Guarding Agriculture Based Economy in Anjar”. The following project has a three month duration, where it aims to support the community of Anjar ,especially farmers in coping with the water crisis …

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SPNL Summer Camp 2014 in Hima Anjar –Kfar Zabad

Since its initiation, SPNL has always managed to merge along its various programs and projects awareness campaigns and education tools for the public. Throughout its work SPNL engaged in several awareness campaigns, produced numerous education tools and products to inform the public and deliver the desired information to its public audience in order to elevate their awareness on environmental issues. …

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Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories

SPNL started to implement the project “Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” funded by the European Union early June 2014. The project will be realized over a time span of three years and it will take place in three Himas in the Bekaa region, namely Anjar/ Kfar Zabad, El-Fakiha and Ain …

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SPNL Combats Water Shortage Challenges in Hima Kfar Zabad

Through the generous support of the Japanese Embassy “Grass Roots’’ fund, SPNL has recently finalized the implementation of the Massaya spring and wetland rehabilitation work under the project titled “Water Rehabilitation and Management at Hima Kfar Zabad Wetlands and Springs “. Water specialists have warned that Lebanon will face severe water shortage over the coming years unless an effective water …

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Closing Ceremony for Andaket EU funded project

The EU funded project entitled “Revive traditional approaches for the benefit of the future” is implemented in Andaket, Upper Akkar. The duration of this project is 18 months where its main objective is to promote conservation of communal natural resources through revival of traditional community based approaches. It is implemented by SPNL and the Andaket municipality in collaboration with Scouts …

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SPNL Participates in the Regional Hima Forum: Possibilities are Endless

Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Hassan Bin Talal, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN) organized the Hima forum which took place in Amman Jordan on 6-7 May 2014. The Forum highlighted IUCN’s initiatives on Hima revival to serve dry land restoration and grazing management in Jordan . It shed the …

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Hima Anjar a refuge to the Eurasian Penduline Tit

Hima Anjar, a wildlife sanctuary and refuge to the Eurasian Penduline Tit, Remiz pendelinus in Lebanon By Dr. Ghassan Jaradi- Ornithologist The Penduline Tit is only found breeding in hanging nests over the water of Assi River in the North and over the water of Al Ghazal River at Anjar. I admired the people of Anjar on three occasions: 1) …

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MAVA project success story continues in Hima Anjar

Through the generous support of the MAVA foundation, SPNL has been implementing since January 2013, the project titled “Restoring Hima Ecosystem functions though promoting sustainable community -based water management systems” in the Himas of Anjar and Kfar Zabad IBA”.   The first year’s project interventions focused on improving the agriculture water management in Hima Anjar through several interventions with the …

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Munjez claimed as a New Hima

SPNL has started collaborating with the Munjez local authorities and community in its mission to protect the environment by promoting the Hima system. The revival of the Hima system is empowering communities to take responsibility for managing local resources. This approach is being championed by the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (BirdLife in Lebanon) as part of their …

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea (the so-called Ramsar Convention). This year the focus is on Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth, placing a focus on the need for the wetland and agricultural sectors (and the water sector) to …

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