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Souk El Hima Lebanon

The Souk El Hima program has been established to answer to the local communities’ need to have their products marketed and to raise awareness about the importance of products that are related both to nature and to Lebanese heritage. All the products produced by the targeted local communities will be marketed through ‘Souk Al Hima’. Oud: The Oud is a …

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Lebanon’s Soaring Birds Atlas launched

MSB Lebanon and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), BirdLife in Lebanon, has just launched a major Atlas on the Soaring Birds. The publication, collated & edited by Assad Adel Serhal, Bassima Chafic Khatib, Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi & Zeina Kasem Badran, aims to map through the presence/occurrence and the distribution of a group of species, the …

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Field Guide to the Soaring Birds in Lebanon

Lebanon has been characterized as a ‘bottleneck’ site, as it lies on one of the most important flyways for migratory soaring birds (MSBs) in the world. Significant numbers of MSBs, over a million, many of which are globally threatened, fly through this corridor migrating back and forth each spring and autumn, from Europe and Asia, where they breed, to winter …

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Study: First confirmed breeding record of Northern Raven Corvus corax in Lebanon

First confirmed breeding record of Northern Raven Corvus corax in Lebanon for over four decades and recent records in Lebanon of Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata and Black-bellied Sandgrouse P. orientalis GHASSAN RAMADAN-JARADI & ASSAD SERHAL Download PDF file Published in Sandgrouse 36 (2014). Sandgrouse is published by Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia …

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Forest Sustainability in North Lebanon: A Challenging Complexity in a Changing Environment

Rita El-Hajj,1,2 Dalia Al-Jawhary,3 Tala Moukaddem,3 and Carla Khater1,2 1National Council for Scientific Research, Center for Remote Sensing, P.O. Box 11-8281, Riad el Solh, Beirut, Lebanon 2Mada Association, Atallah Building, 20 Al Arid Street, Ain el Remmaneh, Beirut, Lebanon 3Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, Hamra, Abdel Aziz Street, P.O. Box 11-5665, Beirut, Lebanon Received 3 March 2014; …

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Water Climate Change and Forests Teaching Beyond Boundaries through SNOW

The aim of this educational booklet is to increase knowledge and raise awareness on water related issues, climate change and forest conservation in the Upper Akkar watershed. This area is of great importance due to its breathtaking landscape, varied biodiversity, and vast forest cover. Moreover, this area is highly sensitive to climate change impacts at the social, agricultural and ecological …

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Hima Andaket Guide

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 the …

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El-Fekha Traditional Carpets: Knotting with Heritage

The origin of the carpet craft of el-Fekha is from the town of Bergama situated on the north-western coast of Turkey, in the Province of Izmir. The 11th century origin Bergama carpets are very decorative and durable. They are an attestation to the pastoral life style of the Yörük (Yuruks) clans populating the area at that time, before moving to …

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Pruning Trees

This manual was prepared as a part of the OTI funded project “Vocational Trainings on Carpet Weaving in Fakiha village & pruning in Aanjar” which was implemented by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) through the generous support of OTI Lebanon in Anjar –Kfar Zabad Himas. The Bekaa was highly affected by the Syrian crisis. 1,120,518 …

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SPNL Publications Calendar: 2014

  SPNL has been producing guides, manuals and action plans in several environmental themes for over 30 years. Our guidance is written by experts who have interpreted changes to legislation so that the resulting publications will support you in your daily role. We are standard setters and our thought leadership is helping to transform organizations both in Lebanon and around …

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