JANUARY 28, 2021 12:00 P.M. EST
Join QLF Alumni Mounir Abi-Said and Diana Marrouche Abi-Said as they share the story of Animal Encounter, an Educational Center for Wildlife Conservation in Lebanon. Mounir and Diana have dedicated their careers as educators and advocates for Biodiversity Conservation of their country’s threatened wildlife, in particular, Lebanon’s national animal – the striped hyena.
Since founding Animal Encounter in 1993, the two have drawn extensively upon their experiences with QLF. It was through QLF that Mounir established their first association with the conservation world beyond Lebanon. In his words: “QLF planted the tree, and the tree is growing now.”
Mounir and Diana will be joined by QLF President Emeritus Larry Morris and QLF Alumnus Ra’ed Abu Hayyaneh of Jordan now residing in Alberta, Canada, with his family. Ra’ed is an Environmental Educator and Communication Specialist with extensive experience throughout the Middle East and Canada. He has worked for the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, in Amman, Jordan, and the World Health Organization -United Nations.