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Please welcome SPNL’s 18th Hima at Aakoura – Mount Lebanon

Wednesday 1st of March was an important day at SPNL. SPNL team welcomed Aakoura mayor who showed interest in conserving its municipal land and developing sustainable development initiatives in collaboration with SPNL. Located in the Jbeil District, on of Mount Lebanon Governorate (Mouhafaza), Aakoura is the jewel of Mount Lebanon known for ancient Maple trees and Juniper Forest, ecological and …

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World Wetlands Day: Bolstering resilience and collaboration to reduce disaster risk

On February 2nd the world celebrates it’s wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and  nature.  Yet wetlands are in danger; threatened with drainage for agriculture, degradation, pollution, and destruction at an alarming pace. A key role of wetlands is in reducing the effects of disasters by absorbing excess water from floods …

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From Hima to Hima – covering the Bekaa Area

“From Hima to Hima – covering the Bekaa Area” is an ecotouristic model, initiated by SPNL, aiming to link the different Hima sites in the Bekaa region. It highlights the natural, cultural and social values embedded within the Hima areas which are managed by the local community; the custodians of the land. This booklet provides you with a snapshot of …

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Impact of conservation efforts on the Syrian Serin at HIMA Anjar

* Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi The Syrian Serin (Serinus syriacus) species is classified as Globally Vulnerable by IUCN because the small population (2500-10000 mature individuals over an area of about 7500 km2) which was once thought to be stable, appears to be declining since 1996. This species occurs in Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon with highest occurrence in the latter country. …

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Youth’s Training in Hima al Fekha

A training was conducted on Thursday 28 July 2016 in Al Fekha within the project “Improving Conservation Status of the near threatened – Cinereous Bunting specie in the Hima Al Fekha” support by the Hima Fund. The aim of the training was to raise awareness on the importance of conserving and protecting the Cinereous Bunting and the principle of responsible …

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Lebanon declares protected area in the World Heritage Site of Byblos

By Majd Abu Zaghlan, The World Heritage Site of Byblos is now officially the 17th Hima in Lebanon. The announcement took place in the municipality of Byblos with the presence of SPNL team and the municipality vice-president Ayoub Bark. Byblos (Jbail in Arabic) is the Greek name of the Phoenician city of Gubla or Gebal. It is a modern city …

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Byblos is now officially the 17th hima for Lebanon

Byblos is now officially SPNL 17th hima for Lebanon , and our 2nd World Heritage Site hima after Hima Anjar. The agreement of the Hima announcement took place in the municipality of Byblos with the presence of SPNL team and Ayoub Bark the municipality vice president. These are truly delightful news, and a  great success to convince the people of Jbail to join the SPNL Hima system. It is …

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SPNL Launches The Hima Guideline Manual

Download the Guideline By Assad Serhal – SPNL Director General  Medscapes is a project to demonstrate the importance of landscape and establish a common approach towards its management and conservation in Mediterranean countries. MedScapes Project is funded by the “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme” which is part of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and its finnancing instrument (European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument …

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The Story of Vahe and the Otter

As part of the Hima programe funded by Mava Foundation and the European Union SPNL produced an educational book in four languages (English, Arabic, French , and Armenian). The Book titled” The Story of Vahe and the Otter” describes the story of  little Vahe and his dad who decided to go hunting. After a long hike across the forest, the father …

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CANOEING ON Hima Anjar

If you have escaped to the wetlands to enjoy the beauty of Hima Anjar and KfarZabad then try out  Canoes that will take up to two adults, making them a brilliant way of exploring the lake. Stable but exciting and powered only by those aboard, you can learn some old tricks in one of our new boats. Homat Al Hima members in Hima …

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