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Japanese Ambassador’s observation How should we tackle natural conservation of Lebanon?

Seiichi Otsuka * The East Mediterranean, a cradle of the civilizations, is blessed with a diverse and plentiful nature. But this nature is endangered. Nowadays we can observe that the growth range of the Lebanese Cedars has diminished quite drastically. The Lebanese Cedars is historically recorded as a prized timer resource used for wooden ships sustaining the Phoenician seaborne trade. …

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News in Photos: A flock of starlings – Ammiq Wetland

        A flock of starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep during the sunset near Ammiq Wetland, Bekaa Valley. PHOTO / GHASSAN JARADI

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“Happy Birday” The World Bird Migration Day in Hima Anjar –Bekaa

’Happy Birday’The World Bird Migration Day ‘Save Water for People and Nature’ As a part of its yearly celebration for the Miracle of Bird Migration, and through the generous support of the European Union and MAVA Foundation , SPNL and the municipality of Anjar in collaboration with Jabalna Festival , celebrates the Miracle of Bird Migration under the title ‘Save …

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OTI-Hima Project contributes to the livelihood empowerment in Al-Fekhaa and Anjar Kfar Zabad

The Bekaa region represents one of the highly affected areas by the Syrian Crisis, where around two million Syrians are estimated to be present currently in Lebanon. In order to mitigate the crisis tensions in this area & reduce resource and economic strains on the affected Hima communities, namely Hima AlFekha and Hima Anjar and Kfar Zabad , SPNL and …

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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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New Hima in Ain Zebdeh-Kherbet Anafar in Bekaa Valley

SPNL has started collaborating with the private sector in Lebanon in its mission to protect the environment. Recently, SPNL initiated a partnership with the West Bekaa Country Club and established on its premises the first sustainable hunting center in the Middle East. In this context, SPNL also partnered with Sayd Magazine to launch a series of training sessions and calendar …

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SPNL uses a traditional Hima approach in IBA conservation

The revival of the hima system at the Kfar Zabad marshlands in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 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 a part of their Important Bird Areas programme, and is helping to build capacity for local …

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