A MEMBERSHIP CHART IS IN PREPARATION TO WELCOME YOU TO BE A MEMBER

THE MEMBERSHIP WILL ALLOW PRIVILEGES IN SEVERAL SECTORS,

WE ARE NOW WORKING WITH MANY COMPANIES IN THAT DIRECTION

WHY COLLABORATE WITH FRIENDS OF NATURE?

1- FON has the capacity in

  • human resources : we have a team of guides and a team of trainers from university graduates.
  • space : we have an exemplary location to absorb the enjoyment and beauty of nature while you are conducting your activity
  • infrastructure : we have the infrastructure for outdoor and indoor activities.

 

2- FON has the know-how of highly qualified members, and is able to link with centers of knowledge and experience nationally, globally and academia. 

 

3- FON has established a broad network of stakeholders with whom we have collaborated on previous projects and/or are able to reach out to, including:

  • education sector 
    • universities as LAU, NDU, USEK, LU, USJ, ....
    • schools as  Sagesse, Saint Coeur, Mont La Salle, Athenee, ....
  • municipalities
  • farmers
  • local communities
  • national NGOs
  • international organizations
  • ministries, particularly Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture who shared several of our activities
  • funding agencies/donors : EU Erasmus+, USAID

 

FON ENGENDERS ALL ITS CAPACITY AND MORE TO PROMOTE SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTIVE COLLABORATIONS.

WE WILL DO OUR UTMOST TO LEAVE A SUSTAINABLE MARK.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER 'FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT'

 

 

 

 

 

The Friends of Nature has two permanent programs open to the public.

  1. children and nature : where children explore with us biodiversity and nature in new eyes creative, inspiring and peaceful.
  2. Our hiking trips every Sunday.

 

Our activities feature on our Facebook page : Friends Of Nature FON, and on this website under UpComing menu.

 

 

The Friends of Nature welcomes you to build your activity with us the way that best reveals your identity and expresses your predilection.

 

WHAT CAN WE DO?

  1. Hikes and nature walks in the corners of Lebanon tailored to your liking and preference, be it a big company or a small group of friends wishing to enjoy a new exposure, experience or adventure in natural Lebanon. Our team of qualified guides lead the trails.

  2. Workshops : we can conduct and/or host workshops at our premises where we have a conference hall and equipped to provide you with facilities.

  3. Training : we have a qualitative team and connections to professional groups to tackle many topics.

  4. Luncheons: for any meetings, workshops, activities, we can prepare coffee breaks and modest lunches in a beautiful natural surrounding, quite, relaxing and inspiring.

 

WHO CAN COLLABORATE WITH US ?

  • Corporates / establishments

  • Organizations : national, international, non-governmental, private

  • Municipalities

  • Schools

  • Academia

  • Centers

  • Groups

 

Contact Us to plan and reserve your activity, we are ready to help you.

The Friends of Nature is an active member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global umbrella for developing strategies for nature conservation. 

Friends of Nature assists at engendering local and global conservation of nature, natural resources and assets employing a variety of tools:

  • awareness
  • education
  • law development and implementation
  • governance
  • research and publication
  • capacity building of ngos, local communities, authorities
  • grassroot conservation
  • creation of nature reserves

Friends of Nature has contributed to the World Parks Congress, Sydney 2015 (a congress that takes place every 10 years) through exposing our pioneering project on Orchid Conservation.

Friends of Nature has contributed to the World Conservation Congress, Hawaii 2016 through presenting 2 topics:

  1. conflict resolution in nature conservation : based on our history in resolving conflicts with different stakeholder groups to establish nature reserves, which carries not only a local initiative and fruitful experience but also a lesson to learn from on global perspective. FON has dealt with the most difficult, so to say, segments of society at fostering conservation, meaning fishermen, herdsmen, municipalities and politicians, and we stamped the precedence and the successful partnership.
  2. Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve : the significance of the ecosystem of this reserve at the level of the Mediterranean and beyond, and a module for nature conservation to be emulated and repeated.

Friends of Nature participates in a number of species specialist commissions for the better understanding of biodiversity, ecosystems and conservation.