SPNL

AcronymDefinition
SPNLStanford Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory (California)
SPNLSoil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory (Michigan State University)
SPNLSun-Protected Non-Lesional
SPNLSociety for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (est. 1986)
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Working with residents, SPNL set up committees called site support groups, composed of local farmers, town officials, and a cadre of specialists, such as agricultural engineers, botanists and even archaeologists, whose input is sometimes required in a corner of the world where the casual turn of a spade can sometimes unearth Biblicalera treasures.
Working in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, BirdLife International, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Qoleileh municipality, SPNL helped to rebuild the local fishing fleet from the ground up, including new boats and equipment.
Himas can also play a role, said SPNL officials, in combating desertification and sand dune encroachment.
Birds can also serve as indicators of climate change and a long-term goal of SPNL at Kfar Zbad is to increase and protect water levels at the site to provide added security and a safe habitat for several species of endangered birds, including the pallid harrier, the imperial eagle and the Syrian serin.
Inspired by the potential of a system that was already familiar and community-based, as opposed to remote and government-imposed, SPNL, in partnership with BirdLife International, worked with residents of Ebel es Saqi and the marshland village of Kfar Zabad in Lebanon's western Bekaa Valley to establish himas in both sites in 2004.
SPNL helped set up oversight committees composed of local farmers, town officials, and a cadre of specialists such as agricultural engineers, botanists, and even archaeologists, whose input is sometimes required in a corner of the world where the casual turn of a spade can unearth biblical-era treasures.
Working in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, BirdLife International, IUCN, and the Qoleileh municipality, SPNL helped to rebuild the local fishing fleet by donating new boats and equipment.
Birds can also serve as indicators of the impacts of climate change, and a long-term goal of SPNL at Kfar Zabad is to increase water levels at the site to provide additional habitat for several species of endangered birds, including the pallid harrier, the imperial eagle, and the Syrian serin.