Tag Archives: WBCC

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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Butterflies on display inside new Butterfly Haven in Hima Khorbet Kanafar

SPNL’s Expert in Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystems and Herpetology has liked butterflies his whole life. This year, Husein Zorkot’s dream of opening a butterfly pavilion is coming true. “The Butterfly Pavilion is now at Homat al Hima International Park in Khorbet Kanafar! The one and only Lepidopterarium in Lebanon! The pavilion will house a botanical herb garden plus be a place …

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SPNL to open the first butterfly garden at Hima Kherbet Kanafar

Butterfly gardening is a type of sustainable, low maintenance gardening that attracts and maintains butterflies year after year. Threats facing Lebanon’s 165 species of butterflies, many of them rare, endemic, and threatened, include habitat loss and degradation, deforestation, agricultural expansion and the use of agrochemicals, overgrazing, desertification, and climate change. Butterfly gardening is environment-friendly and encourages conservation by restoring habitats …

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