Ramy Sakr

Ramy Sakr has written 79 posts for La Biodiversité du Liban

The Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot

The Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot is identified as one of the world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots, earth’s most biologically rich, yet threatened, areas. The Mediterranean Basin is also special because of its cultural diversity and deep historical and cultural richness – necessitating a local approach to conservation so that it benefits both people and biodiversity. Bird Life – Full article

In The Crowds, The Wandering Bogan Splashes Flooded The Fields

It was last recorded in 1917, and the million millions of Vanessa cardui, from Africa to northern Europe, are impressive,says Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, professor of plant genetics at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. The professor said that since the black, white and yellow brown butterflies pass through not only the mountains, fields and forests, […]

A Phenomenon Not Seen In The Last Century In Lebanon – A Large Number Of Migratory Butterflies Have Invaded The Meadows After The Torrential Rains In The Middle East

« The last time such a migration took place dates back to 1917, » said Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, a plant science professor at the University of St Joseph in Lebanon. The large number of Vanessa Cardui butterflies that traveled from Africa to northern Europe caused astonishment when millions of insects crossed mountains, fields, villages and towns. […]

Lebanon Is Living Rare Phenomena of Swarming Butterflies

An entire generation of butterflies will be spending the spring with us in Lebanon! Lebanon’s wettest winter in years paved the way for a dazzling spring filled with rare phenomena. Lebanon’s central location on the Mediterranean coast makes it a prime location and a pit stop for thousands of migrating creatures of the animal kingdom. […]

Butterflies swarm Lebanon’s meadows in numbers unseen for 100 years

« The last time this migration happened in this way was back in 1917, » said Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, a professor in plant genetics in Lebanon. A vast number of migrating butterflies have swarmed across Lebanon this year after heavy winter rain in the Middle East led to an exceptional spring for wild flowers. Here, we […]

Une Forêt Sans Gestion Devient Plus Vulnérable

Quelles sont les premières idées qui traversent l’esprit du Libanais lambda quand on évoque le sujet des forêts ? Une hécatombe, une destruction systématique due à l’expansion urbaine, aux carrières, aux plaies de toutes sortes… Or la réalité est plus subtile et le problème majeur serait en partie ailleurs, comme l’indique Fady Asmar, ingénieur agronome […]

Climate Change Is Destroying Lebanon’s Biblical Cedar Trees

The cedar trees of Lebanon have survived for millennia. “Our cedars have lived here for hundreds and thousands of years, they are not weak,” said Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, co-founder of environmental NGO Jouzour Loubnan (Root Lebanon). “We can’t lose hope, but we do need urgently to help them,” said Ms Kharrat. “I hope they […]

The Middle East:Sorting Fact from Fiction

Shattering common myths about the Middle East with the power of nature conservation Many misconceptions have crept into international media representations of the Middle East, making this region one of the most misunderstood in the world. Here we bust six myths with examples from our conservation work in the region. To read more click on […]

Heatwaves and Droughts in BBC Science in Action about the carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia


Saving Lebanon’s symbolic cedar tree in BBC Newsday – Wednesday November 11, 2018