Hima

Japanese Ambassador’s observation How should we tackle natural conservation of Lebanon?

Seiichi Otsuka * The East Mediterranean, a cradle of the civilizations, is blessed with a diverse and plentiful nature. But this nature is endangered. Nowadays we can observe that the growth range of the Lebanese Cedars has diminished quite drastically. The Lebanese Cedars is historically recorded as a prized timer resource used for wooden ships sustaining the Phoenician seaborne trade. …

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Involving Kids in the planning for Hima sites

By Dalia Jawhary Through SPNL’s current approach towards involving multi-stakeholders in the management and planning of Hima site, and as a part of the School with No Walls program, SPNL adopted the Design for Change approach (DFC) for involving kids and youth in the management of their village and its natural resources. The Design For Change (DFC) is among largest …

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Japanese Ambassador Otsuka visits Hima Kfar Zabad

The Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon Seiichi Otsuka visited Hima Kfar Zabad in the occasion of the completion of the project titled “Water Rehabilitation and Management at Hima Kfar Zabad Wetlands and Springs” funded by the Government of Japan through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). Ambassador Otsuka toured the hima accompanied by SPNL’s president Ramzi Saidi and …

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Hima Anjar celebrates “Happy Birday” The World Bird Migration Day

As a part of its yearly celebration for the Miracle of Bird Migration, and through the generous support of the European Union and MAVA Foundation , SPNL and the municipality of Anjar in collaboration with Jabalna Festival , celebrated the Miracle of Bird Migration under the title ‘Save Water for People and Nature’ ; and the launching of the EU …

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Water Monitoring Workshop

As a part of the project ”Restoring Hima Ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community -based water management systems “in Hima Anjar- Kfar Zabad IBA” Funded by MAVA foundation, SPNL organized a two day training workshop on the sustainable management of water resources in relation to agriculture productivity through water and soil monitoring on August 23-24 at Anjar Water Users Association. …

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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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