Hima

Fourth Hima Fund Board Meeting in Doha- Qatar

On March 1, 2013 a meeting for the Hima Fund Board Members was held in Doha. SPNL’s Director General and BirdLife International special envoy to the GCC, Assad Serhal participated in the meeting representing SPNL. The meeting focused on the achievements of the Hima Fund so far, plans and proposals for the year 2013-2014, discussions on the BirdLife World Congress …

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Celebrating the Miracle of Life – Bird Migration and World Water Day Festival

On Saturday March 23rd and in spite of the bad weather, Anjar and KfarZabad residents; and visitors from different Lebanese districts celebrated the Miracle of Life as part of the annual celebrations for the Bird Migration, and the World Water Day. The festival that was organized by SPNL in partnership with the municipalities of Anjar and KfarZabad, with the generous …

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Let’s Protect Anjar-Kfar Zabad Wetland

Every year on the 2nd of February, the world celebrates World Wetlands Day. The celebrations mark the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands of International importance on the same date in 1971 in the Ramsar, Iran. On this date, activists work on raising public awareness on the importance of wetlands and the significance of preserving them. And since it is …

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SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the United Nations for improving the living environment through Hima system

SPNL are rewarded for conserving the coastline at Hima Qoleilih, southern Lebanon, whilst supporting local people.

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, southern Lebanon, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people. Dubai Muncipality presented the Dubai International Award for Best Practices (DIABP) to SPNL for community-based conservation …

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Hima Upper Akkar

  Hima Upper Akkar was established in 2009 and it includes several areas, in Aandket, KarmChbat and Qobayyat. This area extends in the North of Lebanon from Wadi Jhannam to Al Qammouaa, passing through Meshmesh and Fneidik, with an estimated area of 5270 hectares. Upper Akkar Mountains are covered with forests of Lebanese Cedar trees, and Excelsa Juniperus, in addition to …

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Hima Aanjar

Hima Aanjar was announced in 2008, it constitutes of wetlands, agricultural/forest lands, and the Western Anti-Lebanon Mountains. This area has a variety of important globally threatened species such as Syrian Serin bird, turtles, Common Otter, and swamp cats; in addition to its distinctive flora. Aanjar includes important archaeological sites, most notably Aanjar Castle that is classified as a World heritage …

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Marine Hima of Qoleileh Mansouri

Qoleileh and Mansouri are coastal villages in southern Lebanon, known by their high marine biodiversity. Furthermore, this Hima was announced on 13 December 2006 to protect the southern Lebanese coast and its terrestrial and marine resources, especially globally threatened sea turtles (Green Turtles and Leatherback Turtles). It covers an area of approximately eight thousand square meters, by which its seashore …

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Hima Kfar Zabad

  Hima Kfar Zabad was announced on 26 October 2004 to protect the site from all kinds of abuses, especially continuous hunting. The Hima area covers the whole Important Bird Area that constitutes the wetlands in addition to the agricultural lands. This area is highly rich in its unique flora and fauna; with more than 138 bird species, and a …

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Hima EbelEs-Saqi

The massive passage of migrating soaring birds over EbelEs- Saqi makes it an exclusive bottleneck area of national, regional, and international importance

Hima EbelEs-Saqi was announced in 4 September 2004. It is located in the province of South Lebanon, on top of a hill at an altitude of 760 meters above sea level, 106 kilometers away from the capital Beirut. The massive passage of migrating soaring birds over EbelEs- Saqi makes it an exclusive bottleneck area of national, regional, and international importance. …

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Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood

SPNL initiated in the beginning of 2013 a project for empowering women funded by the UN WomenFund for Gender Equality– “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood”. The three year project aims at enhancing the livelihood of rural women through the revival of the Hima approach in the sustainable management of three IBAs of Lebanon, Aanjar, KfarZabad, and the …

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