Hima

Homat Al Hima Projects Planning Workshop Using DFC Approach

As a part of its work to empower the role of the Local Conservation Groups in Anjar Kfar Zabad area. SPNL organized a projects planning workshop to the Homat AlHima of Anjar Kfar Zabad  on December 15 ,2015, using Design for Change Approach. The workshop was attended by around 20 youth from both Anjar- Kfar Zabad area. The aim of …

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Hima: A methodology for Local Involvement in Distinctive Landscape Management

SPNL organized a seminar at the Golden Tulip Serenada Hotel on December.10.2015. The aim of the seminar was to present the results of the work done in the Medscapes project highlighting work package 6 which focuses on the Hima approach as a methodology for Local Involvement in Distinctive Landscape Management. The participants in the seminar were stakeholders from ministries, municipalities …

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Hima Qoleileh Atelier officially opens its doors

Souk Al Hima Atelier was established in the village of Qoleileh through the support of SPNL and its partners, including the municipality of Qoleileh, and UN Women Fund for Gender Equality. The atelier will act as a major workshop location where women can meet together to produce their different authentic artisans and crafts. A total of 32 women were trained …

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Participatory workshop in Anjar to share scientific Hima studies

As a part of SPNL work in Hima Anjar- Kfar Zabad, several scientific studies were done by local and international experts , aiming to highlight the status of globally endangered species and its habitat. Accordingly and under the MAVA project “ Restoring Hima Ecosystem Function  through promoting sustainable community based water Management systems“, three studies were developed to identify the …

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A Hima Young Leader Recognized Globally

Sbidag Demirigian a young leader from Hima Anjar, who had the chance to represent her country in the Design for Change Celebration that took place in Mexico in September 2015. Sbidag was selected by the Design for Change Lebanon, for her inspiring project “More Sun Less Pollution” which highlights the creation of solar heater from waste products. ‘Be The Change’ …

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Rehabilitation of the ecotourism trail in Hima Anjar and Kfarzabad Himas

As a part of the MAVA project restoring hima functions through promoting sustainable community-based management systems, SPNL is finalizing the rehabilitation of the ecotourism trail which will serve as a major income booster for the site. Different trail are being currently implemented to highlight the nature and culture values of Anjar -Kfarzabad sites.

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Khajag strawberries in Anjar

For the first time in long years, Anjar and the whole Lebanese lands faced a suffocating sandy storm weather, lasting for a full week and reducing the color of nature, changing it to yellow. Still, the strawberries of Khajag shine with their beautiful glowing red, hiding below the leaves, and spreading to cover more than five times the surface planted. …

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Six Himas in Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece through the Medscapes project

The Hima approach has been revived by SPNL to protect nature, birds and biodiversity in Lebanon and to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources through community based managed areas. Many international NGOs have adopted the Hima concept for being an approach for protecting natural resources through involving the communities, that have proven success on environmental, cultural, social, and economic …

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Closing Event of the UN Women Project and Opening of Kiosk in Anjar

After 3 years of hard work, determination and success, the project “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood” funded by the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality has come to an end. The closing ceremony took place on the 6th of November, 2015 in the beautiful city of Anjar that brought together a large number of people including local …

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School with No Walls in Hima Kafarzabad

SPNL educational program SNOW- School with No Walls, aims to raise awareness about the Hima IBAs and KBA, species and ecosystems through the hands on program, and learning through fun. The SNOW program is a vertical and traversal part for all SPNL projects and programmes. The program organized a festival in Hima Kafarzabad which received 140 school students. Andre Bechara, …

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