In Lebanon, the Lebanese Environment Forum is promoting sustainable hunting practices using a community-based approach. This involves development of a multi-media campaign in Lebanon to raise awareness about key biodiversity areas, birds and biodiversity; increasing understanding of Lebanon's new hunting law and promoting sustainable hunting practices in the country; disseminating awareness materials throughout the administrative districts and undertaking pilot trainings through hunting clubs, educators, law enforcement officers and the local community. In addition, LEF initiated a pilot model Public Hunting Area, and prepared management and business plans, as well as site and species monitoring plans for the site, later named a Responsible Hunting Area.
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Established in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and influence the conservation of some of the world's most critical ecosystems. CEPF is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank.