“Conducting an evidence-based national Non-State Actors Campaign for a Marine Protected Areas Network in Lebanon” is a project implemented by the Lebanese Environment Forum (LEF) in partnership with the University of Balamand, and funded by the European Union. It aims for establishing an effective MPAs network in Lebanon’s for the protection of Lebanon’s coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystems through a national non-state actors advocacy campaign supported by science-based evidence.
The sub-objectives of the project are:
1. Strengthened a national non-state actors’ advocacy campaign to establish an MPAs network through the provision of adequate science-based evidence.
2. Enhancing Lebanon’s official “Marine Protected Areas Strategy” implementation.
3. Working on the two draft laws, “integrated coastal zone management” and “fishing law”, necessary for the effective management of MPAs to be passed by the Parliament.
On the occasion of the National day for Nature Reserves in Lebanon, under the patronage and presence of H.E the Minister of Environment, Dr. Nasser Yassin.
The MPAs Network Forum
This Forum aims at sharing information, building capacity, and coordinating efforts of all non-state actors relevant to the protection of marine and coastal resources in relation to MPAs and coastal zone management in Lebanon. The Forum will focus on the use of science-based evidence for the declaration of new MPAs and for the establishment of an MPAs network.