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Executing agency: Agence Française de développement

Fund: Fonds Français pour l’environnement mondial


Objectives:


Strengthen the network of Lebanese Nature Reserves and Community Conserved Areas [CCAs] through the provision of financial, technical and administrative support for the implementation of natural resource adaptive management plans as well as the institutional and regulatory reform taking place.

 

Activities:

 

Preventing fire eruption

• Clearing
• Tools and instruments
• Establishment of a watch tower
• Forest fire training for 35 volunteers
• Water Truck to fight against fire
• Execution of a network of water pipes to fight against fire
• Execution of a network of water pipes to fight against fire

 

Biodiversity protection and management of the reserve

• Study of Flora
• Study of insects
• Study of Mushrooms, which started on December 2010, still ongoing
• Study of Mammals, which started on April 2011, still ongoing
• Development of a management plan (2011-2016)


Visitors reception

• Creating interior pathways in order to ensure linking between different zones
• Implementing and doing restoration work of Kiosks on the entries of the reserve
• Implementing internal and external signs
• Executing of 1.5 Km of fences on the Nordic limits near the main road

Communication, Awareness & Education

• Unfolding and leaflet distribution on private and public schools
• Production of promotional material
• Executing an educational movie to inquire about the reserve
• Organizing seminars in order to protect natural resources by enhancing people stopping all kinds of hunting, wood and plant cutting

 

                        

Bentael Nature Reserve has organized in conjunction with Kafr Club the annual race that takes place for the second time on the Independence Day. This 6.5km-race starts from the park house of the reserve in Bentael and finishes in Kafr club. Participants of all ages ran from Bentael to Kafr on November 22, 2011


Recreational act. Leisure/Green Shell adventure Eco-Park

Best period to visit

Needed equipment

Ecotourism packages


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