FON was approached by the Cyclamen Society – UK to assist on a visit to study the Cyclamens of Lebanon.
Abiding by international agreements and protecting the right of Lebanon to its natural heritage, FON helped acquire CITES permits for this mission from the Ministry of Agriculture. The permit recorded the export of plant material, confined the extraction of this material to few samples, and limited the use of the material to scientific purposes only. In that, it protects the rights of Lebanon over this set of material forever.
In March 2014, FON provided field guidance and scientific assistance to a team of 3 senior scientists from the Cyclamen Society on their exploration of Lebanon’s 3 species of Cyclamen.