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HIMA WOMEN GUIDELINE MANUAL

By Assad Adel Serhal, Director General, SPNL The Hima approach is a traditional/cultural community-based approach used for the con- servation of sites, species, habitats, and people in order to achieve the sustainable use of natu- ral resources through the community. Hima which means protected area in Arabic, origi- nated more than 1,500 years ago, where it was spread along the Arabian …

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Welcoming the birdhouses to Souk el-hima

If you haven’t yet experienced the thrill of being a bird-lord, it’s not too late. A new line of products was introduced to Souk el-hima, a handcrafted Birdhouses. This is another initiative by SPNL Souk el-hima program supported by EU, aiming to empowering Hima communities & livelihood, namely Anjar/KfarZabad , Feikha , Khirbet Qanafar , and Qolieleh himas. In addition to linking their …

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Hiking in Hima Anjar

The Homenetmen junior football team came for a hike in Hima Anjar mountains, invited by Hrair Kurdian. The group  did a three hours hike (long trail) with a beautiful breakfast stop. As we believe that hiking is a mean of getting closer to nature and the perfect way to escape from the work’s stress and the city’s pollution, SPNL  in collaboration with Homat Al Hima …

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Hima Women Empowerment workshop in Qolaileh

As a wrap up for a successful three years project entitled “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood” and funded by the “UN Women Fund for Gender Equality”, SPNL in collaboration with the municipality of Qolaileh had launched the opening of a women’s workshop on December 18th 2015. The workshop is located in the municipality of Qolaileh and will …

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Snow program hosts the Third Voice for Lebanon in Hima Kfarzabad

On Saturday January 16, 2016 the Third voice for Lebanon remitted the prize for the winners in the frame of the inter school competition launched in celebration of the International day of peace. SPNL (Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon) – SNOW program gracefully offered and organized a day in the Bekaa valley (Kfarzabad). SPNL educational program SNOW- …

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Homat Al Hima Projects Planning Workshop Using DFC Approach

As a part of its work to empower the role of the Local Conservation Groups in Anjar Kfar Zabad area. SPNL organized a projects planning workshop to the Homat AlHima of Anjar Kfar Zabad  on December 15 ,2015, using Design for Change Approach. The workshop was attended by around 20 youth from both Anjar- Kfar Zabad area. The aim of …

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Hima: A methodology for Local Involvement in Distinctive Landscape Management

SPNL organized a seminar at the Golden Tulip Serenada Hotel on December.10.2015. The aim of the seminar was to present the results of the work done in the Medscapes project highlighting work package 6 which focuses on the Hima approach as a methodology for Local Involvement in Distinctive Landscape Management. The participants in the seminar were stakeholders from ministries, municipalities …

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Hima Qoleileh Atelier officially opens its doors

Souk Al Hima Atelier was established in the village of Qoleileh through the support of SPNL and its partners, including the municipality of Qoleileh, and UN Women Fund for Gender Equality. The atelier will act as a major workshop location where women can meet together to produce their different authentic artisans and crafts. A total of 32 women were trained …

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Participatory workshop in Anjar to share scientific Hima studies

As a part of SPNL work in Hima Anjar- Kfar Zabad, several scientific studies were done by local and international experts , aiming to highlight the status of globally endangered species and its habitat. Accordingly and under the MAVA project “ Restoring Hima Ecosystem Function  through promoting sustainable community based water Management systems“, three studies were developed to identify the …

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A Hima Young Leader Recognized Globally

Sbidag Demirigian a young leader from Hima Anjar, who had the chance to represent her country in the Design for Change Celebration that took place in Mexico in September 2015. Sbidag was selected by the Design for Change Lebanon, for her inspiring project “More Sun Less Pollution” which highlights the creation of solar heater from waste products. ‘Be The Change’ …

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