First local working group in Lebanon under EU-funded COMMON project to discuss marine litter management

August 5, 2020
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The Tyre Coast Nature Reserve (TCNR), one of the COMMON project’s partner, organized the first local working group of the project on 25 July to promote the relationship between marine waste management and the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).

The event was attended, among others, by fishermen, tourist boat operators, representatives of associations, museums and companies committed to promoting environmental sustainability, in addition to the Municipality of Tyre.

The participants discussed how the beach of TCNR could support the reserve’s Turtle Rescue Center, and the possibility to conduct raising awareness activities about sea turtles, the importance of their protection, and on marine litter impact.

The COMMON project (COastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean Sea) is a European project which aims at building a collaboration network between Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon to support a correct management of marine litter. Funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme, it applies the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles to the challenge of marine litter, improving knowledge of the phenomenon, enhancing the environmental performance of 5 pilot coastal areas in Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon, and engaging local stakeholders in marine litter management.


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ENI CBC Med – Cooperating across borders in the Mediterranean

Countries covered:

  • Lebanon