Hima

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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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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