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Training on forest management and monitoring

As part of the EU Andeket project a training for scouts was held in Ramlieh, Mount Lebanon on the 29th and 30th of March, 2014. The aim of this training workshop was to prepare and teach the scouts on forest management and monitoring. The 2 day training was filled with both theoretical and practical activities that kept the scouts engaged. …

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Medscapes Project train on landscape character assessment

Under the project Medscapes, a workshop was held by end of March till early April. The first three days of the workshop were held in Limassol as a meeting of experts in landscape where experts from each partner country, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece presented their thoughts on how planners can utilize landscape character assessment despite the differences in legal …

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SPNL Selected to participates in ENTIRE project on Stakeholders Dialogue in Water Management

Through the project titled “Empowering regional civil society networks to take an active role in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Southern Mediterranean Region (ENTIRE”)”, SPNL participated in the Entire training workshop titled “Working with Stakeholders Dialogue in IWRM” which took place from 9 to 10 February in Amman Jordan . The following workshop stressed on applying stakeholders tools …

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Japanese Embassy Supports Water management project in Hima Kfar Zabad

Through the generous support of the Japanese Embassy “Grass Roots’’ fund, SPNL has recently signed a new project with the Embassy of Japan titled “Water Rehabilitation and Management at Hima Kfar Zabad Wetlands and Springs “. The following project aims to support health conditions and the livelihoods status of the Kfar Zabad local community, including the surrounding 30 villages who …

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Landscape Character Assessment Project

Two members of SPNL attended a kick off meeting in Cyprus for a new project called Landscape Character Assessment (Medscapes). MedScapes is an innovative project that has just started and comprises a multidisciplinary approach. It presupposes cross-border cooperation between neighboring Mediterranean European and third party countries. The project aims to develop and apply a best-practice methodology for East-Mediterranean Landscape Character …

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The absence of rainfall in Lebanon: upcoming water crisis?

By Giulia Del Sarto Lebanon will face a water crisis this spring and summer due to unprecedented scarcity in rainfall. January 2014 – usually the rainiest month of the year – have witnessed an awkwardly sunny weather. Until January 21, rainfall rates in Lebanon had failed to reach the normal yearly average, according to meteorological figures at Beirut’s international airport. …

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MED-PHARES project gathers five organizations to restore Mediterranean maritime areas

“Integrated Management Strategies for the development of the lighthouses and semaphores in the Mediterranean” is the title of the new project involving four Mediterranean countries:  Italy represented by ” Agenzia Conservatoria delle Coste della Sardegna ” , France represented by the ” Conservatoire du Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres “, Tunisia represented by ” Agence de Protection et d’Aménagement du …

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SEARCH Educational Workshop: Providing knowledge today to achieve future sustainability

As part of the SEARCH project, an educational workshop was held in Andeket, Upper Akkar. The project which is funded by the European Union, and coordinated by the IUCN, aims to increase social and ecological resilience in watershed ecosystems of the Mediterranean Region in the face of climate and other drivers of change. Five members from SPNL led the workshop …

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SPNL Show Best Practices at South-South Development Expo

  Director of SPNL Assad Serhal has stressed the importance of Lebanon participation in the First Arab States Regional South-South Development EXPO which aims to enrich the international continued dialogue on sustainable development before and after 2015. The Expo that was held in Doha February 18-20, 2014 was of high significance by which it provided opportunities to demonstrate solutions and …

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CEPF Photo Contest Finalist – Which is Your Favorite?

SPNL participated in the CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) photo contest and three SPNL pictures have been chosen as finalists among others. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invited its grantees to enter its first Digital Photo Contest. The images should highlight CEPF’s support in enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most …

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