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 !!

Claire Hadji-Thomas
Claire Hadji-Thomas

protégeons! résistons!

Randa Jubain
Randa Jubain

Ilike

Jocelyne Saab
Jocelyne Saab

oui absolument protegeons notre environement.

Joumana Harb
Joumana Harb

I wonder how the same people that are destroying our cultural heritage day after day, whether by giving legal authorization, by investing or enforcing abusive laws that suit their financial interests, are able or willing to do anything to protect this beautiful last part of the Lebanese coast.. Aren't they the same who allowed greed investors putting their hands on all Lebanese shore, turning it into a private luxurious resort, only affordable to rich people? Didn't they enforce laws allowing municipalities to use it as garbage and sewage zone?

Audrey Chik
Audrey Chik

Protect the Nature!

Hadya Nahra Gines
Hadya Nahra Gines

we should protect all the lebanese coast.

Afshan Tariq
Afshan Tariq

I signed because I love nature <3.

Nabil Fleifel
Nabil Fleifel

thank you very much.

Sabri Tatari
Sabri Tatari

I thank you God so much for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and the meadows as dancing spirits.., the music of wind that plays different symphonies as it touches nature in different places.., as for the blue dreams of skies and the twinkling rivers, oceans and seas that gave nature its life.., for everything which is natural, which is infinite.., and proves out the existence of its creator.., We do all declare that yes nature needs our help.. and care and now...

I thank you God so much for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and the meadows as dancing spirits.., the music of wind that plays different symphonies as it touches nature in different places.., as for the blue dreams of skies and the twinkling rivers, oceans and seas that gave nature its life.., for everything which is natural, which is infinite.., and proves out the existence of its creator.., We do all declare that yes nature needs our help.. and care and now more after all this human dis-consciousness and era pollution..

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