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Bridging the gap between the three major faiths and nature

As uncertainty shrouds our planet’s future. A resurgence of religious thought and action is underway. As part of our Voices for Nature series, JAKE LLOYD explores how three faith-based organisations are reimagining or rediscovering ways for earth’s four billion Jewish, Christian and Muslim people to repair their relationship with nature Jake Lloyd  | theecologist.org   In the Biblical account of creation, …

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Protecting Birds, Building Community – The Story of Hima in Lebanon

When Assad Serhal set out on a career to protect bird habitats in his native Lebanon, it led him to discover and resurrect an ancient tribal practice called ‘Hima’. In this podcast, we hear how his work with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon is using the ‘Hima’ approach to bring nature and community closer together across …

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SPNL and AUB stipulate debate on the landscape of Shimlan

On March 29, 2018, SPNL organized a meeting with the community in Shimlan in collaboration with the Professor Architect Maria Gabriella Trovato and her students at the Architect & Landscape Department in the American University of Beirut (AUB). More than 30 people, representatives of public administration and members of the society as whole attended the meeting/workshop which aimed to stipulate …

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SPNL and ACS participates in MAVA training workshop in Switzerland

On March 22-23, 2018 Mava organized for its Mediterranean project coordinators a training workshop on the monitoring and evaluation of the outcome action plans (M1_2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7 OAPs). The two days training workshop was held in Mava headquarter offices in Gland, Switzerland. The Shouf Landscape project coordinators Ms. Jamal Hamzeh of SPNL and Mrs. Lina Sarkis of …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 21th Hima at Kayfoun– Mount Lebanon

29 November 2017  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Kayfoun’s municipal council decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, led by Mr. Ali Dagher, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism. The Council discussed the issue of establishing a protected area (Hima) within Kayfoun jurisdiction, in cooperation …

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AUB students assess the Landscape of Shemlan and ecotourism trails of Hima Kayfoun

Professor Architect Maria Gabriella Trovato with her students at the Architect and Landscape Department in the American University of Beirut (AUB) visited Shemlan village – Kaza Aley. The main purpose of the visit was to assess and analyze the Landscape of Shemlan, especially after announcing the neighboring village Kayfoun as a Hima and initiating ecotourism trails between the two villages. 15 Landscape …

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SPNL promoting Hima at LUSH SUMMIT 2018

Do you find the world an unsettling place these days? listen to Assad Serhal, Managing Director of SPNL-Society for the Protection of the Nature in Lebanon, promoting the Hima approach during LUSH SUMMIT 2018. Held on the 14th and 15th of February 2018, Lush Summit 2018, is the annual convention hosted by the cosmetics brand. Whatever you care about, the Summit’s the …

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Empowering Local communities for Watershed Management in West Bekaa through Hima Approach

The Society for The Protection of Nature in Lebanon-SPNL will be working with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation- SDC in partnership with the Bekaa Water Establishment- BWE on a new project entitled ” Empowering Local communities, especially Youth and Women for Watershed Management in West Bekaa region through Hima Approach” aiming to promote conservation of West Bekaa region water resources …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 20th Hima at Aitanite – West Bekaa

22 December 2017  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Aitanite’s municipal council decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, , led by M. Assaad Najem, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism, responsible hunting, and grazing.  This marks the 4th Hima at the eastern slopes of the Shouf …

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Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain and West Beqaa Landscape

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and Al Shouf Cedar Society (ACS) will be working together on a symbolic and pilot sites in the Shouf Mountain and West Beqaa in Lebanon. As part of the MAVA Foundation’s recently launched 2016-2022 strategy, 15 partners in the Mediterranean are collaborating to implement a 6-year programme aimed at conserving Mediterranean …

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