Tag Archives: Hima

Photographing birds is a challenge and a big fun

By Elie Louis Khalil I would like to share my story and experience with you. I am a retired architect and amateur photographer mainly landscape and macro photography. I am fond of nature and hiking. By chance I was invited to Hima Hammana by Chadi Saad on 17-sep-2020 while hiking in the mountain. From that moment I was stuck with …

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Former mayor of Hammana Bashir Fouad Farhat: We are on the right path to preserving our natural wealth

Since the beginning of the last century, Hammana has been one of the most prominent summer villages in Mount Lebanon and is famous for tourism. During the summer, all tourists are welcome in their homes, especially tourists from the Gulf. Lately, because of the painful events that the country has been through, and the mountain region and its people in …

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Mayor of Hammana Fadi Slaybi: Cooperation with SPNL and Air France is an example of the integration

We have never hidden our feeling that we, as the sons of Hammana, have a privilege that the Creator has given us, one in which we take pride. The beauty of our town’s nature and geography, from its mountain to its waterfall, to its waters and village green, its location, climate and trees, both forest trees and fruit bearing. This …

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Hammana: Food Symbols and Heritage

By Christelle Salah Bou-Mitri El Debs Doctor in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, proudly from Hammana and volunteering at the Hima Hammana Hammana village is rooted in a fertile valley surrounded by cliffs, mountains and irrigated by various water springs, making it an ideal environment to cultivate a wide range of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and cereals. Cherries are a symbol …

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Welcome to “Le Park Anjar”, Hima’s newest Public Park

The Governance Project titled: “Communal Governance Systems, community engagement, and public participation”; is a project within the Foundation MAVA’s ‘M6 Program’, focusing on: Identifying, analyzing, and supporting approaches to existing CGSs (Communal Governance Systems) that sustain NRM (Natural Resources Management) and biodiversity conservation, particularly: Agdal/Dehesa/Montado/Hima in the Mediterranean Basin. Within the Governance project, SPNL supported Hima Anjar in the establishment …

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SPNL and Municipality of Anfeh join The MedPAN network

Despite the challenges of this very special year for all of us, 6 new members and 4 new partners have joined the MedPAN network in 2020. New members Public Institution Natura Histrica (Croatia) Public Institution for Management of Nature protected areas in the area of Split-Dalmatia County – Sea and Karst (Croatia) Management Body of the Cyclades Protected Areas (Greece) Management …

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World Migratory Bird Day in Hima Hammana

Within the Migratory Soaring Birds project, and in celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day, SPNL has implemented an event for tour operators. An outdoor day in Hima Hammana on Sunday 18 October 2020, where the Ministry of Tourism representatives participated as well. It started with a small breakfast and an overview of the Hima and Hima Farm concept, and a …

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A symposium, bicycles and kites in the form of flying birds … a tribute to the beginning of the bird migration season

Coinciding with the start of the migration season over Lebanon, coming from Europe towards Africa….The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Middle East Center for Sustainable Hunting MECSH held, on Saturday, 5 September 2020, educational and sports-focused activity at the Homat al Hima International Center (HHIC) in Khirbet Kanafar – West Bekaa with the support …

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A Tradition of Conservation

Written by: Tom Verde Photographed by: Pascal Beaudenon Early in the seventh century, soon after Muslims established themselves in what is now the holy city of Madinah (formerly Yathrib), the Prophet Muhammad surveyed the natural resources in the region—the wadis (riverbeds); the rich, black volcanic soil; thHimae high rangelands—and decreed that they be preserved and set aside as a hima, …

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School with No Walls educational day at Mount Lebanon Hima Centre

The Society for the Protection of Nature – SPNL organized an educational day at Mount Lebanon Hima Centre – MLHC with a group of boy scouts. Following their request, an eco-educational day about the main environmental problems in Lebanon while focusing on the natural resources and solid waste management, was tailored according to their needs. The day’s schedule included a …

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