American Univesity of Beirut

Nature Conservation Center

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The AUB Nature Conservation Center (AUB-NCC) is the leading​ transdisciplinary academic center addressing nature conservation in the MENA region. We leverage the expertise and experience of AUB faculties, research staff, and volunteers to tackle the region's most pressing environmental challenges.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


MISSION

To promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and enable people to become the guardians and beneficiaries of their own natural heritage through research, education, community development, and knowledge dissemination. ​

The Center is committed to the transition to a more environmentally conscious world by integrating sustainable development goals (SDG) into our society's economies and the environment through resourceful innovation, research, and development. 


​PRIORITY AREAS


ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP​
​​Applying a citizen science approach to develop actions that address air, water, and so​​il contamination.​

Recent Projects

Environment Academy 2020-ongoing

Mediterranean Integrated Alliance on waste for cities and citizens (MED-InA) 2019-ongoing

Test The Water 2019-ongoing

Solid Waste Management Portfolio: Support and Evaluation Mission 2019-2020



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

​Co-evaluating the beneficial impact of people’s interaction with nature and co-creating livelihood opportunities for everyone to gain from.

Recent Projects

Daskara 2017-ongoing

​​The Solid Waste Awareness Action Program (SAWA) 2019-2021

HIKMA Pharmaceuticals 2018-2019

Wine Innovations for Sustainable Economies (WISE) 2018


BIODIVERSITY CON​SERVATION

Recent Projects

Capacity building for Education and applied research in Mediterranean UNESCO's Biosphere Reserves (EduBioMed) 2019-2022​

Test-Phase of Cocoon Technology in Lebanon 2019-2021​

Leveraging an Integrated Network: Bettering Conservation and Management of Rare Plants in and around Culturally Protected Sites (LINK) 2019-2021

Conserving wild plants and habitats for people across the Mediterranean 2016-2017

International Biodiversity Day at AUB (IBDAA) 2007-ongoing


IMPACT​​

Our impact expands and moves as we respond to the issues and opportunities communicated to us by our network of communities and key figures. 

The following is some of what we did in the last few years.

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