Initiative Programs

Mitigation of threats

A program aimed at mitigating the impacts to the unmanaged wastes in Beqa Lagoon produced primarily from house-holds, alongside a current outbreak of Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS), which are posing a threat to the lagoon’s ecosystems and biodiversity within, and of people’s livelihoods and natural resources. Read More…

Ecosystem restoration

With ongoing degradation of principal ecosystems, namely coral reefs and mangrove forests, a proactive approach is needed if to tackle the continuous adverse trend. By focusing on impacted areas, which are viable for rehabilitation, concerted efforts of coral and mangrove farming are put to place for the restoration of these areas. Read More…

Shark conservation program

Disappearance of sharks from the worlds seas and oceans are having ramifications on the health of the environments they are been taken from. Educative activities to local communities, and educational ecotourism activities surrounding a shark provisioning site in Beqa Lagoon, operated by Beqa Lagoon Resort, creates awareness of the importance and of the state of sharks. These activities build the basis of conservation efforts of sharks and their habitats. Read More…

Preserving culture

Beqa Lagoon holds unique culture and traditional knowledge. These are fading through time, leading to peoples’ traditional identity loss. Enticing locals to maintain the craftsmanship and arts, storytelling, preserving the traditional knowledge and skills; the program focuses on ecosystem-friendly income sources that benefit both people and environments; diverting destructive and un-sustainable practices of income generation and livelihoods from overexploitation of marine natural resources. Read More…

Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

Ecosystem-based management of marine and coastal environments, conserving threatened ecosystems and species in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) throughout Beqa Lagoon. Through the implementation of management plans, protection of environments and enhancement of biodiversity within is pursued. Read More…