Joujou Bergaoui
Joujou Bergaoui

I LIKE but what can I dooooo?

Topoflebanon Lebnen
Topoflebanon Lebnen
  • Joujou Bergaoui

become the majority, share awareness, make little positive acts, spread this petition..the list is big of what we can do when we want to do..thanks for your support

Mohaned Elyas Hassan
Mohaned Elyas Hassan

Really I have extremely desire to scream and say ( STOP THIS FRIVOLITY..... STOP DESTROY THE NATURE AND GEOLOGY OF THIS AREA RIGHT NOW ).

Mobarak Almagrabi
Mobarak Almagrabi
  • Mohaned Elyas Hassan

the humanbeing is is the most destructive creature on the earth.

Mohamed Itani
Mohamed Itani

get the hands of the militias off and everything will be fine and if you are going to present this petition to the Government its the wrong place to go, because its members or their relatives are the ones who are invading our Coast......

Topoflebanon Lebnen
Topoflebanon Lebnen
  • Mohamed Itani

we need solutions and positive recommendations...

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 !!

Ziad S Samaha
Ziad S Samaha

I'm totally for the protection of the Turtles but let's not use the Turtles to protect a private business!

Topoflebanon Lebnen
Topoflebanon Lebnen
  • Ziad S Samaha

Please maintain the focus on the Essential..the Petition has nothing to do with a Private business. read it again please. an update on the Petition has added information about local activists that have a small guess house supporting them to sustain their Turtles conservation activities. we do not wish to make a debate about personal issues here. thank you for your positive support.

Ziad S Samaha
Ziad S Samaha
  • Ziad S Samaha

Again your petition starts with a false claim! it's not the only nesting beach in Lebanon and the Eastern Med, next time you want to do public claims do some basic research :)

Gabriel Harmonia
Gabriel Harmonia
  • Ziad S Samaha

you are reading an update and not the Petition..please read again and feel free to share more info so we can update properly and please share it with other groups working on the ground for other beaches ...

Carole Contavelis
Carole Contavelis

Can we really something ?

Wendye Louise Kolles
Wendye Louise Kolles

God bless our environments!

Lilian Solomon
Lilian Solomon

Lebanon is a Beautiful Country,don't ruin it

Genevieve Barakat Diab
Genevieve Barakat Diab

It's rly sad to see whts happening to our nature and do nothin...hope this time we will act, not just read some words.

Souhail Chalouhi
Souhail Chalouhi

Pas seulement Nakoura, la côte libanaise toute entière a besoin d'être protégée. L’État doit ordonner la démolition de toute construction illégale dans le domaine public maritime et doit instaurer un programme d'expropriation des terrains qui se trouve entre la mer et l'ancienne route côtière sur le 220 Km du littoral. Il faut déclarer cette partie un patrimoine national protégé.

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