Heland Project - Shouf Biosphere Reserve Pilot Action

Promoting socio-economic sustainable development through innovative technological actions for Mediterranean tourism-heritage and landscape protection clusters

Statement about the Programme
The 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral Cross-Border Cooperation initiative funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).

General statement on the EU
The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

Niha Fortress 3D Animation

Niha Fortress Book

This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Shouf Biosphere Reserve and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or of the Programme’s management structures.

3D Virtual Tours

Interactive 3D GIS Map

The 3D GIS interactive map for the Biosphere Reserve is built based on previous GIS data mainly the eco-tourism map

Niha Fortress Paintings

Niha Fortress GIS modeling

Field surveying Niha fortress field surveying for archeological elements and topographical maps making, passed by 3 steps: Traversing, plan surveying and façade surveying.

Shouf-Jezzine Aspiring Geopark

A proposal application for membership of the Global Geoparks Network (GGN)
Heland project results supported the development of the Geopark application.


Final Conference

Around 100 participants, ACS Team and committee-Lebanese University-Faculty of Tourism, President of the Union of Municipalities Souayjani Mrs. Noha Ghoseini,

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The 3D animation in 5 days on the Shouf Biosphere Reserve facebook page got more than 6200 views, 126 shares, and more than 30,000 people reached

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This section includes 3 presentations , general one about heland project and 2 technical presentations about the pilot action of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve and Niha Fortress

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