Small action grants programme

The MEDFORVAL network funds the implementation by the sites of field actions and small projects in the following domains:

  • Biodiversity conservation and management in HEVF
  • Awareness raising, education, and dissemination of HEVF values
  • Capacity building and institutional development in HEVF sites


A first call for small projects was launched at the end of 2015, and four grants were awarded out of the eight submissions received, with a view to implement concrete actions in the field. These four projects are:

Find more information on Shouf projects on the following links

Synthetic document on the Rapid Response Conservation Plan for great predator (Arabian Caracal  - Lebanon).

The Nubian Ibex in Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Shouf Biosphere Reserve website

At the dawn of 2017, the Caracal was not found, but campaigns of awareness and education were carried out.


Today, collection is underway and a botanist is doing surveys in the field, while a forest monitoring team has been set up to limit degradation. 

More information here: News from Livanjsko polje.


The MEDFORVAL project Secretariat visited the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (Jordan) MEDFORVAL site in January 2017.

You also can find more info on SHE website:

A first awareness workshop was conducted at the end of 2016, followed by a youth camp in March/April 2017 and a meeting for adults in May 2017.

Update on July 12th, 2017: The Jordanian small project has now ended. More information to come!


The model and the adaptation of the content are on track.

More information here: What's new in Poblet?


A second call for small projects was launched at the end of 2016 and two sites were awarded:


In June 2017, the project is progressing and the data collected are being processed.

More information about La Massane here: La Massane: we were there! And on their website: (in French)


The end of Conservacosu project is scheduled for October 31st, 2017.

More information on Monte Arcosu on the WWF Italy website (in Italian):

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