Awareness workshop on responsible hunting

Teacher’s Training in Hima al Fekha

A training was held in Al Fekha within the project “Improving Conservation Status of the near threatened – Cinerous Bunting specie in the Hima Fakiha” support by the Hima Fund. The aim of the training was to raise awareness on the importance of conserving Cinereous Bunting and the principle of responsible hunting on Thursday 12 May 2016. The trainees were teachers and directors of eight different schools from Hima Fekha and the region. The training reached out to school directors and teachers since they are the ones that have an influential impact on students, the future generations of the community. The training promoted sustainable hunting in an attempt to conserve the birds of Lebanon; especially the endangered ones. The session tackled the importance of birds, the techniques of bird watching and its basic tools and also served to raise their awareness on the necessary safety guidelines during hunting. The participants actively contributed and expressed their thoughts and opinion about sustainable hunting. On the other hand, the lack of knowledge about the importance of the Cinereous Bunting was clear among most of the trainees but they were very eager to share the information with their students.

In conclusion, it was a fruitful training, especially because the participants were ready to assist in spreading awareness. The scope of the event was done as a contribution to the World Bird Migratory Day for year 2016 where the theme is ’Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds’’. SPNL is also planning to do another training session for the site support group in the end of July,2016.

Hima fakiha 34° 0' 2.4696" N, 36° 14' 15.7812" E
Start date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 19:00
End date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 21:00