News hima

Byblos Harbour © Philip Hayward

Lebanon declares protected area in the World...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The World Heritage Site of Byblos is now officially the 17th Hima in Lebanon. The announcement took place in the municipality of Byblos with the presence of SPNL team and the municipality vice-president Ayoub Bark.

SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the...

Tue, 19/02/2013
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people.

Children's Festival in Lebanon celebrates...

Wed, 17/10/2012
A day full of environmental activities attracted more than 150 students aged between 8 and 12 from Aanjar and its neighboring villages in Lebanon under the theme of “The Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope”.
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #5 "The Power...

Wed, 20/06/2012
More than 1,500 years ago in the harsh environment of the Arabian Peninsula, conservation was a way of life, necessary for survival. Now, to protect biodiversity and empower local people in the Middle East, the ancient Islamic tradition of hima is being revived...

First international gathering of Middle East NGOs...

Mon, 21/05/2012
The first ever gathering of international civil society organisations for nature in post-Saddam Iraq has taken place in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, hosted by BirdLife Partner Nature Iraq.

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated in...

Tue, 01/05/2012
Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), is proud to announce that the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of May 2012 in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

Hima Fund now available for Middle East IBAs

Fri, 07/10/2011
Funds are available for a traditional approach to conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources, the Hima system.