A Rocha Lebanon

The Aammiq Marsh, Lebanon’s last, major, inland wetland, has been saved from drainage and enlarged in size by A Rocha’s work mobilizing the local farmers, landowners and villagers. 3,000 hours of field monitoring over a three year period, carried out by A Rocha Lebanon in partnership with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, led to the declaration of 11 new Important Bird Areas by BirdLife International and a huge new ornithological database.

Thanks to an initiative started by A Rocha Lebanon, the Shouf Cedar Reserve and the Skaff Estate, part of the profits from a new eco-restaurant, Tawlet Ammiq, will help to fund the management of the Aammiq Wetland and the Cedar Reserve. While enjoying the food and the view, diners contribute to the protection of these rare habitats, which are key to sustaining the local agricultural economy and home to abundant wildlife, plus tens of thousands of migrating birds.

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