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Kherbet Qanafar hosts the closing ceremony of “Enhancing livelihoods of Lebanese communities in Hima territories”

The Society for The Protection of Nature in Lebanon organized a closing ceremony for the European Union-funded project entitled “Enhancing livelihoods of Lebanese communities in Hima territories; from social, economic and natural perspectives” which lasted for three years. The project was implemented in the Bekaa region, namely Anjar/Kfarzabad, El Fekha and Ain Zebdeh/Kherbet Qanafar. Mr. Gianandrea Villa, the responsible for …

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How Homat Al Hima is protecting Anjar’s Riparian forest

By Berj Tumberian Back in 2013 16th of August, when this small, two hectare Riparian forest in Hima Anjar, the home for the threatened river otter and many other bird species, was given to be controlled by the municipality of Anjar instead of the ministry of agriculture, and all that because of the voluntary work of the youth in cleaning it …

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From Hima to Hima – covering the Bekaa Area

“From Hima to Hima – covering the Bekaa Area” is an ecotouristic model, initiated by SPNL, aiming to link the different Hima sites in the Bekaa region. It highlights the natural, cultural and social values embedded within the Hima areas which are managed by the local community; the custodians of the land. This booklet provides you with a snapshot of …

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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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Easter Open Day for Nature and Life in Hima Anjar

Anjar local conservation groups who are working with SPNL on raising awareness on the nature and biodiversity value of Anjar launched an open Day for Nature and Life titled “Easter Open Day”. It aims to raise awareness about the Hima natural resources through out door educational games. The event is organized by SPNL and the municipality of Anjar, with the …

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EU Lebanon Cooperation Days 2015

The European Delegation to Lebanon, in collaboration with the EU Member States, will be organising the 3rd EU Lebanon Cooperation Days on 8 and 9 May 2015 at the Pavilion Royale in BIEL, Beirut. This two-day conference will be open to all interested audiences and will provide a unique opportunity for Lebanese and European partners to showcase their activities, present …

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SPNL Magazine Arabic Special Edition celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary

With the generous support of EU,  SPNL launched a special Arabic edition of SPNL’s Magazine celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary.  Founding members Ramzi Kamel Saidi and  Assad Adel Serhal wrote an editorial titled ” THREE DECADES FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE”. You can Download the PDF file from this link

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Hima Anjar celebrates “Happy Birday” The World Bird Migration Day

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 , celebrated the Miracle of Bird Migration under the title ‘Save Water for People and Nature’ ; and the launching of the EU …

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Vulture killing drug now available on EU market

By Rebecca Langer, Diclofenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that has wiped out vulture populations in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Now, a repeat of this ecological disaster is threatening Europe. Despite the fact that safe alternative drugs are readily available, Diclofenac has been authorised for use on domestic animals in Italy, and in Spain where 80% of European vultures live, …

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SPNL Secures a New Project on Water Resources Management

SPNL attended an Inception workshop on the 9th and 10th of June that was held in Rabat, Morocco for the launching of a new project “Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management” funded by the European Union. It is a three year regional project led by IUCN working in five countries (Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco) …

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