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Woman holds sign with flowers, speaks to small group of men.
During the inauguration of the natural reserve of El-Dichar in Ehmej, Magda Bou Dagher, project manager, presents to Ministry of Environment, elected deputies of Jbeil region and Ehmej mayor.
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Determining Important Areas for Plants and Creating Micro-Reserves to Conserve Rare or Endemic Species in Lebanon
Grantee Name: 
Université Saint-Joseph
HOTSPOT
Mediterranean Basin
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$207,788
DATES
Oct 2013
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Dec 2016
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Mediterranean Basin
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$207,788
DATES
Oct 2013
-
Dec 2016

Collate and analyze data on plant distribution and abundance to identify important plant areas within Lebanon. Using this data, liaise with land owners to establish three micro-reserves at Ehmej, Sarada and Baskinta in Lebanon to secure the long-term survival of these sites and their species. Each of these sites harbors rare and threatened plant species and are under pressure from activities including quarrying and other unsustainable practices.

Strategic Direction: 3 Improve the conservation and protection status of 44 priority key biodiversity areas

The rare insectivorous Drosera rotundifolia hides on a valley cliff of Baskinta village.
The rare insectivorous Drosera rotundifolia hides on a valley cliff of Baskinta village.
© University Saint-Joseph/Image by Marc Maatouk ​