Tag Archives: Akkar

News in Photos: The Pine Forests of Akkar by Antoine Daher

Akkar, which stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the mountains of Northern Lebanon, is the country’s richest  region in forests.  Antoine Daher on Facebook

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Munjez claimed as a New Hima

SPNL has started collaborating with the Munjez local authorities and community in its mission to protect the environment by promoting the Hima system. The revival of the Hima system is empowering communities to take responsibility for managing local resources. This approach is being championed by the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (BirdLife in Lebanon) as part of their …

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HIMAs and PHAs: The Balance between the needs of wildlife and people

By Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi, PhD For the first time in Lebanon, a project combines two main actions: Community based Conservation (CBC) & Scientific based Management (SBM) on one side, and Wise Traditional harvest and Use (WTHU) through specific criteria and guidance material for management on the other hand. Rationale Lebanon is located in one of the world’s most important corridors for …

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JuniperusExcelsa

Commonly known as Junipers, the JuniperusExcelsa is a tree species found in the Eastern Mediterranean and South Eastern Europe. In Lebanon, it grows at altitudes between 1500-2800m above sea level. The JuniperusExcelsa is classified as a species of least concern (LC) as part of the IUCN RedList.However, in Lebanon, JuniperusExcelsa forests have been severely degraded due to human activities and …

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Hima Ma’abourAlAbyad in collaboration with local Jaafar Tribe to protect the Junipers

Commonly known as Junipers, the Juniperus Excelsa is a tree species found in the Eastern Mediterranean and South Eastern Europe. In Lebanon, it grows at altitudes between 1500-2800m above sea level. The Juniperus Excelsa is classified as a species of least concern (LC) as part of the IUCN Red List. However, in Lebanon, Juniperus Excelsa forests have been severely degraded …

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Upper Mountains of Akkar-Donnieh

Mountainous forest dominated by Turkey Oak, Fir, Cedar of Lebanon and Juniper, with Calabrian Pine found at lower altitudes

Location: Located at the northern end of Mount Lebanon. This IBA stretches from Wadi Jouhannam to Qammouaa including the villages of Mechmech and Fnaideq. Total area: 5270 ha IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 Explanation: A1 & A2 Evidence of at least 28 pairs of Syrian Serin (regional endemic sp.), found only in the Middle-East. A3 13 Biome-restricted bird species …

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