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EcoVillage on Beirut’s Outskirts Highlights Challenges to Sustainable Tourism in Lebanon

“Back to nature” trips are recent developments aimed at cashing in on the global trend towards ecological tourism

A mere 18 miles outside Lebanon’s polluted, congested capital city, Beirut, lies EcoVillage — a haven for nature lovers who want to leave the smog of the city behind for at least a day or a weekend. Tucked away in a wooded…
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by: Vanessa Kellerhals – September 25, 2013

In the Midst of Conflict, a Lebanese Beach Provides an Oasis for Endangered Sea Turtles

Orange House Project seeks to increase environmental awareness among Lebanese

Every morning at dawn Mona Khalil walks down to the beach to check for traces of Mediterranean sea turtles, which climb ashore during the night to lay their eggs in the sand. The turtles have picked a very sensitive area for their…
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by: Vanessa Kellerhals – July 30, 2013


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