Al Hima : a way of life

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Al Hima : a way of life
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The Hima is a traditional system of resource tenure that has been practised for more than 1400 years in the Arabian Peninsula. It is the most widespread and longstanding indigenous/traditional conservation institution in the Middle East, and perhaps on Earth! The Arabic word “hima” literally means “a protected area”. In pre-Islamic times, access to this place was declared forbidden by the individual or group who owned it. Later its meaning evolved to signify a rangeland reserve, a piece of land set aside seasonally to allow regeneration. This publication introduces readers to the concept of this traditional system and brings insights to the revived use of this indigenous institution.

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Amman, JO : IUCN West Asia Regional Office ; Beirut, LB : Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, 2007
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20, 21, 20p. : ill.
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2007
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Trilingual document

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2
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English
French
Arabic
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http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2007-017.pdf
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