The Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa (APJM), a lebanese non-governmental, not-for-profit Organization, was founded in 2007 by prominent professionals from the region and a few well known public figures who were all driven by the same cause: protecting the rich biodiversity of Jabal Moussa and its cultural heritage from increasing external threats.
Our mission is to conserve and highlight the unique natural and cultural heritage of Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, empower local communities to achieve collectively their own sustainable socio-economic development, and build effective partnerships with local and international stakeholders.
Our vision is a world in which communities obtain collective responsibility for their own future in the context of their own unique culture and create a growing global network of Biosphere Reserves which preserves the planet for future generations.
APJM´s team is driven by passion and integrity. We work responsibly with a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, to serve our partners and communities effectively and efficiently.
We implement our vision and mission with energy and enthusiasm
Honesty, transparency and authenticity are in all our actions
We act responsibly and reliably towards communities, colleagues and partners
We perform all our actions professionally and efficiently
We federate our collective strengths and skills to better achieve our mission and vision
We seek to build partnerships locally, regionally and internationally
We include the community’s needs in our decisions, actions and future plans. We adapt our objectives keeping the community in mind
At the heart of our philosophy is the conviction that the successful management of Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve involves the participation of local communities and adaptation to their needs, guided by world class standards and global organizations. Our constant hovering between local and international makes us stronger.