National Lebanese Forest Restoration and Conservation Campaign

National Lebanese Forest Restoration and Conservation Campaign

 

 

Objectives:

  • Prevention against forest fires
  • Intervention measures in forest fire fighting
  • Restoration of lands after fires

 

   Campaign's major achievements for 2007-2008:

  • Unifying the collection of information about forest fires among the concerned entities by developing a common ID card for forest fires.
  • Establishing a common operations room between civil defense and army with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and AFDC based at the Civil Defense main center in Beirut.
  • Providing 3 small fire trucks for early forest fire intervention, and 6 additional fire trucks to the civil defense in sensitive forest areas in Lebanon.
  • Training of 450 members of the civil defense, forest guards, army and volunteers on forest fire fighting and equipping them with the necessary equipment for early intervention in forest fire fighting which includes GPS, computers, forest fire fighting uniforms, manual tool kits etc.
  • Restoring 130 hectares of affected sites throughout Lebanon
  • Establishing a tree nursery in the South, Chouf, and in north of Lebanon.
  • Issuing the first “State of Lebanon’s Forests 2007” report.
  • Organizing an international conference to develop a national plan for the integrated management of forest fires
  • Implementing an awareness campaign that targeted private and public schools, as well as universities in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

 

Duration: 2007-2008/ongoing

Partners: Multiple partners from personal initiatives, private and public entities

Funding Agency: Multiple partners from personal initiatives, private and public entities.