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Digging For Mudfish

  Mudfish is the most popular fish in places like Nigeria, Benin and Togo and Ghana. Mudfish are freshwater fish that love to live in wetlands or other soggy areas. What’s special about these torpedo-like wee fish is that they can exist without water for months at a time by burying themselves in damp soil, leaf matter, or under tree-roots …

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Pastoralism and Land Tenure Study Tour to Peru

Why talk about pastoralist societies? What can we learn from comparing pastoralist experiences in Africa and Latin America? Do we share similar problems? In November 2016, specialists from Africa and Latin America came together to discuss these issues and learn more about pastoral livelihoods in the Peruvian altiplano during a Study Tour to Arequipa, Peru. To learn more about the …

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This is where the seeds of the world are kept in case of a global catastrophe

Deep in the Arctic mountainside on the remote island of Spitsbergen, Norway, lies a huge vault which could be crucial to the survival of mankind if we ever face a global catastrophe. Opened in 2008, the ‘doomsday’ seed vault functions as an emergency shelf of food supply to be used only in global crises such as nuclear war or mass …

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Himas Ain Zebdeh Kherbet Anafar the Eastern slopes of Shouf Cedars Biosphere Reserve

In this film directed by Adonis Khatib Himas Ain Zebdeh Kherbet Anafar highlighted as the eastern slopes of Shouf Cedars Biosphere Reserve. This series of short films is part of SPNL’s project titled “Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” funded by the European Union.  

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Hima Fakiha weaving carpets with love

In this film directed by Adonis Khatib Hima Fakiha is weaving carpets with love. This series of short films is part of SPNL’s project titled “Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” funded by the European Union.  

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Hima Anjar Kfarzabad speaks for itself

In this film directed by Adonis Khatib Hima Anjar Kfarzabad speaks for itself.  This series of short films is part of SPNL’s project titled “Enhancing livelihoods of local Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” funded by the European Union.    

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Pufferfish Love Explains Mysterious Underwater Circles

In 1995, divers noticed a beautiful, strange circular pattern on the seafloor off Japan, and soon after, more circles were discovered nearby. Some likened these formations to “underwater crop circles.” The geometric formations mysteriously came and went, and for more than a decade, nobody knew what made them. Finally, the creator of these remarkable formations was found: a newly discovered …

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Nature Alert: Letter to an Enemy

In the summer of 2015, the EU Commission began considering whether to rewrite the vital laws that protect Europe’s wildlife and nature. They asked citizens what we think. And we let them know! Over half a million Europeans told the EU to save our nature laws and make sure they work properly – following a major awareness raising campaign by …

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Medscape Project : Hima and Landscape Management

SPNL produced a video for the Medscapes project. the video focuses on several activities implemented during the project term on implementing and adapting the Hima approach to European context. Read more SPNL Launches The Hima Guideline Manual Places matter, they map our lives

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Time does not go to waste: Hima Anjar understands the value of time

The following is a short film highlighting the artistic Armenian needlework present in the village of Anjar. These cultural and traditional skills are linked to nature and are being revived by SPNL through the project “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood” funded by the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality.

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