Hima

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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New Hima in Ain Zebdeh-Kherbet Anafar in Bekaa Valley

SPNL has started collaborating with the private sector in Lebanon in its mission to protect the environment. Recently, SPNL initiated a partnership with the West Bekaa Country Club and established on its premises the first sustainable hunting center in the Middle East. In this context, SPNL also partnered with Sayd Magazine to launch a series of training sessions and calendar …

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Hima el-Fekha Environmental Festival Helps Women Empowerment

El-Fekha village has witnessed an intense activity related to the Hima protected area and promoting women empowerment for conservation and livelihood. More than 150 persons including 70 women have participated in the different activities of the Festival and more than 6 Million Lebanese Pounds have been directly injected into the local economy of the village in a period of one …

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Hima El Fekha

  Hima El Fekha was declared on May 6 2013, and it is considered as the 8thHima in Lebanon by SPNL, El Fekhais a biologically diverse site, for it harbors more than 50 bird species, out of which 10 are considered biome-restricted. It is also an extension of the Ras Baalbek Important Bird Area (IBA), as classified by BirdLife International. …

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Women Develop a Local Action Plan for Hima Anjar KfarZabad

Under the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality Project “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood”, SPNL organized on September 10, 2013 the first workshop on the concept and development of a site local action plan, knowing that another complementary workshop will be organized on Friday September 20, 2013. The workshop took place in KfarZabad municipality, whereby 16 women …

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Launching of the SNOW Program in Anjar

SPNL is announcing the launching of its School with No Walls (SNOW) program in Hima Anjar –Kfar Zabad, through the initiation of the first Hima Educational Summer Camp in the area. SNOW is an educational program initiated by SPNL in collaboration with its partner Great Escape; one of the leading nature based tourism companies in Lebanon. The SNOW program is …

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