What is AUB-NCC

A Message from the Director

"Nature encompasses the mind, body, and soul. It transcends age, behavior, disciplines, and specialties; it is truly fascinating.

I understand that we, at AUB-NCC, cannot protect nature alone, but I also see the good in people. I believe they hold the solution to all our environmental challenges; we are only vehicles of hope.

For all its fruits and blessings, nature only asks for mutual support and respect in return."

Dr. Najat A. Saliba; Director of the Nature Conservation Center, AUB - NCC​
2019 Laureate of the L’OrealUNESCO International Award for Women in Science​


We promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and encourage individuals to relate to nature through research, education, community development, and knowledge dissemination.​


We seek to make people and communities ​the guardians and beneficiaries of nature.​​