Ziad S Samaha
Ziad S Samaha

I wonder who writes these petitions! the Orange House is NOT " the only Turtle Beach Reserve in Lebanon and probably in the East Mediterranean– Mansouri Beach – South Lebanon" it's a private venue and they did a lot of efforts for protection and conservation but let's not fool people by giving wrong data!

There are more than 10 different turtle nesting sites on Lebanese coast, one of them Is the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve.

Gabriel Harmonia
Gabriel Harmonia
  • Ziad S Samaha

thank you for updating...our aim to preserve (nothing about a private business ) and it is not just about the Mansouri Beach..it is just stated as a live example under threat...please get in touch for more info, ..we need more people to work

Ziad S Samaha
Ziad S Samaha
  • Ziad S Samaha

Gabriel, we all appreciate your support, but when writing a public petition and sharing it with thousands of people you want to be giving them facts not illusions, saying that's the only turtle nesting site on Eastern Med this is so lame and the only site in Lebanon this is so NOT True.
Yes they have done a lot of conservation, protection and education efforts, but still it's private business!

Moreover Orange House is not protected area by a ministerial decree / law it's claimed as...

Gabriel, we all appreciate your support, but when writing a public petition and sharing it with thousands of people you want to be giving them facts not illusions, saying that's the only turtle nesting site on Eastern Med this is so lame and the only site in Lebanon this is so NOT True.
Yes they have done a lot of conservation, protection and education efforts, but still it's private business!

Moreover Orange House is not protected area by a ministerial decree / law it's claimed as "naturally protected site" by a municipal decree. So it doesn't fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment. In order to maximize the protection of the site a proposal for "protected area" should be addressed to the MoE to review and declare it as PA under ministerial law. This means the lot will be under the authority of the MoE and managed by Protected Area bureau under the patronage of the municipality of Mansouri. so the turtles will be safe but the Orange House status to be reviewed!

Gabriel Harmonia
Gabriel Harmonia
  • Ziad S Samaha

sorry, i am not sure why it is so important to you the Orange House..? we have listed their website only to show their activities about the Turtles and we have absolutely no link to them other than our common cause the Environment Conservation that includes the Turtles..i guess here, making the whole debate about the Orange house and taking the Focus from the main points is counter-productive and not helpful. are you really sure you support the Cause or..? if you have further details, this...

sorry, i am not sure why it is so important to you the Orange House..? we have listed their website only to show their activities about the Turtles and we have absolutely no link to them other than our common cause the Environment Conservation that includes the Turtles..i guess here, making the whole debate about the Orange house and taking the Focus from the main points is counter-productive and not helpful. are you really sure you support the Cause or..? if you have further details, this Petition is not written on stones and can be updated and reviewed accordingly; for further discussions, you are more than welcome to contact me directly..thank you for your understanding

Ziad S Samaha
Ziad S Samaha
  • Ziad S Samaha

the Ramlet El Bayda turtle nests are much more endangered than the Mansouri ones, what are you doing to protect them ?!

Ziad S Samaha
Ziad S Samaha
  • Ziad S Samaha

Just before we all get emotionally ecstatic about the petition, we need more clear info and data... if the project is to support local livelihood within a sustainable and eco friendly development, to improve the socio-econimic conditions of the locals and open the site for the public we are with that.... Protected Areas are for the People to Benefit and learn from not just for one tiny niche minority !!

Bill Morrison
Bill Morrison

Yes, Lebanon needs to reclaim its coasline. It is one of the most beautiful coasts on earth, but it's difficult to enjoy while garbage pollutes the sand and sea.

Hadia Musharrafiyeh
Hadia Musharrafiyeh

Wish for no more deaf ears or blind eyes.

Anna  Naumenko
Anna Naumenko

We must keep nature clean and healthy. Because we are the part of it.

Zeina Abikhattar
Zeina Abikhattar

I agree..........

Clement Nasr
Clement Nasr

done

Akram Khalaf
Akram Khalaf

we hope it will be free.

Elisabeth Etienne
Elisabeth Etienne

Halte aux ports et aux ayraultports.

Philip Hajj
Philip Hajj

Good Luck!

Hubert Żukowski
Hubert Żukowski

I agree with all them opinions

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