Homat Al-Hima Guideline Manual

By Assad Serhal, Director General, SPNL

Homat Al Hima (HH) are intrinsic to the Hima communities, the same villages and towns are inbred and inborn. The experiences Nature and Biodiversity bring to people are mainly local.

The Hima is the Homat Al Hima’s first love from which they grasp the first breath of fresh air. Their ears get tuned to the soft whispers of the nearby forest tree leaves’, to the songs and sounds of the birds and wildlife, to the water rushing down from the Hima hills, and to the waves crashing endlessly on the Hima beaches inviting local farmers, shepherds and fishermen to harvest and gather the Hima resources while the first rays of sunshine paints the Hima landscapes; a picture we, Homat Al Hima , will cherish till the last days of our lives.

HH understand their Hima weather and climate as well as their local wildlife, the way they know their families, friends and community members they have grown among since their early child- hood. They have witnessed the first flower to bloom and the last bird to migrate from their Himas.

They have acquired the tastes of their local cuisine and the songs and dances in their village festivals.

Originally published on the SPNL website

Download the manual: Homat Al-Hima Guideline Manual


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