The Hima Guideline Manual forms part of the Medscapes project, which seeks to demonstrate the importance of landscapes, and establish a common approach towards its management and conservation in Mediterranean countries. The manual focuses on the Hima (Arabic for “protected area”) approach, which has been prevalent in the Arabian Peninsula for more than 1500 years. It provides insights on the history, functions, and the revival of the concept by SPNL and its adoption by many national and international organizations.
The guide provides helpful information on management and decision making on social, political, economic, natural, and cultural aspects within a landscape area and on how to adapt the Hima approach in the partner countries.
The Hima Guideline Manual aims to demonstrate the importance of landscape and establish a common approach towards its management and conservation in Mediterranean countries.