On Saturday 11 May 2013 SPNL, the municipality of Kfar Zabad and Anjar, organized a World Migratory Bird Festival in Hima Kfar Zabad. The festival took place through the generous funding of the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), BirdLife International, European Commission, and the MAVA Foundation. This ceremony serves the main objective of the UN Women project “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood” which is to enhance the livelihood of women through the revival of the Hima approach in the IBAs of Lebanon. The celebration included a day out in Hima Kfar Zabad for women from different Hima sites: Kfar Zabad, Aanjar, Qoleileh/Mansouri, Upper Akkar, and Anti-Lebanon. In addition the festival included many outdoor activities such as hiking and bird watching, as well as a presentation on the Hima community based approach for sustainable use of natural resources.
International Day of Biodiversity: HIMA Revival to Stop Nature Bankruptcy and Promote Sustainable Livelihood, Human Wellbeing and Human Rights
Hima, literally meaning “a protected place” in Arabic, is a traditional system of resource tenure …