Tag Archives: Lebanon

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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Chefs, producers and cooks share their favourite Mediterranean recipes, inspired by sustainable ingredients of our #MedFoodHeroes

Chefs, producers and cooks share their favourite Mediterranean recipes Sharing meals in the Mediterranean feels as good as the food tastes. Rooted Everyday is happy to introduce recipes from Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal and Spain to whet your appetite, inspired by the sustainable ingredients of our #MedFoodHeroes. With many thanks to the chefs and foodies for sharing their recipes and photos with us, with the aim to see …

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Eating an Organic Mediterranean Diet Helps Fight Disease

For years nutritionists have extolled the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, now environmental NGOs like WWF are calling for us to improve our health and the environment by following the Med. #MedFoodHeroes shows us the true meaning of “good food” The #MedFoodHeroes campaign from 15-27 June coordinated by @RootedEveryday celebrates the rich cuisine the Mediterranean has to offer and the …

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Meet our #MedFoodHeroes from Greece, Lebanon, Menorca, Morocco, Portugal and Spain!

One way to eat like an environmentalist is to support sustainable food producers. Through our two-week #MedFoodHeroes campaign, we aim to show how biodiversity in our ecosites is strongly linked to the sustainable food producers we work with in beautiful Lemnos, High Atlas, Dehesas, Montados, Menorca and Shouf. Here, we introduce some of our #MedFoodHeroes. Read on! Athina Kavaleri and her …

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Celebrate sustainable food with Mediterranean Food Heroes 2020 #MedFoodHeroes

Do you choose good quality food from local sustainable food producers? Through our #MedFoodHeroes campaign, we are sharing stories, recipes and food facts from the Mediterranean to show how the food we choose to put on our plates impacts both the environment and the sustainable economy. Mediterranean environmental NGOs like WWF are promoting small sustainable food producers offering an alternative to fast …

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Boost small sustainable businesses, save the planet and improve your health through what you eat

The biodiversity of our ecosystems, like climate change, is in crisis. The survival of our world is dependent on urgent action from individuals, businesses and governments. Conservationists are asking people everywhere to do their bit to protect the environment by choosing good quality food from local sustainable food producers. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 we know people can dramatically …

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All you need to know about Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC

Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC, The Home of Hima is located in Hima Kayfoun, the first Hima in Mount Lebanon. The center is halfway to all Hima sites, 35 minutes away from Beirut, with a strategic location in the upper region of Beirut River Valley IBA, the most important bottleneck for migratory soaring birds during Autumn migration. The center aims …

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SPNL and MESHC Anti-Poaching Unit: safety valve for nature

The Anti-poaching unit works as a Liaison between for Sustainable Hunting program for SPNL ​(Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon), and the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center (MESHC) established in 2015. ​ We believe that hunting and sustainability must go hand in hand ​to make more Lebanese appreciate nature and to make hunting a more eco-friendly practice​. A …

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Aya Town and Hima Approaches… A lot in Common

For SPNL and our Japanese partners it is very important to learn and explore the link between Satoyama in Japan and Hima approaches in our region. This will help to exchange knowledge and experiences to share with the world. Aya Town, located in Miyazaki Prefecture of the Kyushu Island, harbors one of the largest remaining Lucidophyllous Forests (warm-temperate evergreen broadleaved …

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200 meters of mist nets were confiscated in Barja

Today, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) team together with members of the Middle Eastern Sustainable Hunting Centre (MESHC) conducted field investigations around the city of Barja, Shouf, Mount Lebanon, in cooperation with a number of local hunters who follow the hunting law. The action was in response to recent intelligence received regarding industrial-scale trapping in …

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