Mekse Nature Park
The three- to five-year project began in August 2017 and aims to provide open spaces for public recreation and environmental education to serve the village of Mekse and its surrounding refugee communities. Native trees and shrubs provide food for wildlife, so that in time, the park will also offer habitat for birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
Qab Elias Environmental Project
This project has been designed with the local residents to help counter the tree loss and provide a beautiful, shady place where children and adults can enjoy a picnic, play and learn about wildlife. The Bekaa Valley is on one of the world’s most important migratory bird flyways and so woodland where migrating birds can feed and roost is vital.
Wild Lebanon website
Wild Lebanon is a 'first of its kind' interactive website rich in pictures and information, designed exclusively to promote Lebanese biodiversity. Available in both English and Arabic, this website features 100% Lebanese content!
Previous projects - conservation in the Aammiq Wetland
The Aammiq Wetland is the largest remaining freshwater wetland in Lebanon, a remnant of much more extensive marshes and lakes that once existed in the Bekaa Valley.
Previous projects - scientific studies in the West Bekaa
Since the founding of A Rocha Lebanon in 1996, a great deal of scientific study has been undertaken and much has been learned about the flora and fauna of Lebanon and in particular the West Bekaa. Research has been conducted in the form of preliminary studies, short-term and long-term projects.
Previous projects - Important Bird Area research and conservation
From March 2005 to February 2008, with funding from the MAVA trust, scientists and bird experts from A Rocha Lebanon and SPNL (BirdLife’s national partner in Lebanon) conducted the most extensive bird research project ever undertaken in Lebanon.