Tag Archives: International

SPNL holds soft opening of Homat el Hima International Center in the presence of Leeds Academics

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) announced on February 24, the opening of Homat el Hima International Center (HHIC) at West Bekaa Country Club (WBCC) in Kherbet Qanafar, West Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. SPNL had the opportunity to softly open its newly established HHIC in the presence of academics from the University of Leeds (UK), among international researchers, …

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New Chairman for BirdLife International

BirdLife’s incoming Chairman Khaled Anis Irani is President of The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN, BirdLife Partner in Jordan). He brings a wealth of experience, both from his time at RSCN, and from his work as one of his country’s most dynamic and influential politicians. Most recently, he served in Jordan’s Government, first as Minister of Environment, …

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Let’s Protect Anjar-Kfar Zabad Wetland

Every year on the 2nd of February, the world celebrates World Wetlands Day. The celebrations mark the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands of International importance on the same date in 1971 in the Ramsar, Iran. On this date, activists work on raising public awareness on the importance of wetlands and the significance of preserving them. And since it is …

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Aanjar celebrates the Secrets of Birds Migration and Forests of Hope

The ruins of Anjar reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique testimony to city planning under the Umayyads

 Secrets of Birds Migration and Forests of Hope Festival – Aanjar On Saturday October 6, a day full of environmental activities attracted more than 150 students aged between 8 and 12 from Aanjar and its neighboring villages under the theme of “The Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope”. Aanjar’s festival allowed students and attendees to collect firsthand information …

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The Power of a Local Tradition: Hima

Almost 1,500 years before modern conservation research arrived at the same idea, a tradition originating from the Arabian Peninsula realised the importance of community involvement when preserving natural areas and managing natural resources. Essential practice for human survival in Arabian climes, the hima was a traditional sustainable protected area system that went further than being a strategy to conserve biodiversity: …

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