Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

If you are looking for a place to hike, incredible scenery and wonderful flora and fauna, this is one of the most beautiful natural reserves in Lebanon, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

The Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa celebrated their 10 year anniversary a few days ago and inaugurated a new hiking trail which connects all the trails in what is now called the Jabal Moussa Mountain Loop.

The Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 6,500 hectares and is part of UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves Network. Pierre Doumet, Founder and President of the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa says that ecotourism brought 22,000 visitors to the reserve last year! The Association hopes to show the importance of protecting our ressources and nature.

Read the article in The Daily Star here

Eco-tourisme à la ferme

Eco-tourisme à la ferme

Le volontariat dans des fermes au Liban permet l’échange culturel, la sensibilisation à l’environnement et la découverte du pays.

De plus en plus de touristes sortent des sentiers battus pour travailler dans des fermes biologiques libanaises en échange du gîte et du couvert.

Plus d’info sur Les Racines du Ciel, laboratoire de permaculture et d’éco-construction au Liban ici.

Article du 11 juillet 2018 dans l’Orient Le Jour ici

 

 

Nature at its best

Nature at its best

Lebanon is home to one of the most beautiful hiking trails, running 470 km long across the country.
From the Qadisha Valley’s breathtaking views to the ancient cedars of the Shouf’s Biosphere reserve, you will find beauty, tranquility and nature at its best.
Check out the Lonely Planet article by Abby Sewell here.
Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) جمعية درب الجبل اللبناني 

 

 

A trail runs through it

A trail runs through it

A unique trail that runs straight through the heart of the country. 470 km Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT), which passes through more than 75 towns and villages, three protected nature reserves, two biosphere reserves, and one UNESCO world heritage site.
Read here about the LMT Association’s mission of protection and conservation and what challenges they face.

 

Rally Dakar Lebanon

Rally Dakar Lebanon

For the first time, the legendary Dakar Rally will feature a Lebanese team!! Jad Comair and Antoine Iskandar are going to participate in this race in January 2018.
Follow the Rally Dakar Lebanon Team and be part of their #BeTheDrive national charity campaign by helping them raise funds for Anta Akhi, an NGO that helps adults who suffer from physical and mental disabilities.
The Lebanese Flag will be waving from Lima (Peru) to Cordoba (Argentina)!

Watch the video of their campaign here.

Besoin de plein air?

Besoin de plein air?

Partez à la découverte du Liban dans toute sa splendeur.
La magnifique réserve de biosphère de Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve est à découvrir.. 6 500 hectares, 160 espèces d’animaux en tout genre, quelque 724 variétés de plantes et d’arbres. “Véritable projet de vie, la réserve est en adéquation avec le programme Homme et Biosphère (MAB) de l’Unesco. Les gardes-forestiers et les guides permettent de préserver la propreté étonnante de ce site.”

Retrouvez l’article d’Alexis Afeiche “De Kehmez à Kornet el-Mzar, une faune et une flore d’exception” dans L’Orient Le Jour, ici.

“Walking Lebanon”

"Walking Lebanon"

Discover the richness and diversity of Lebanon in this beautiful article by Warren Singh-Bartlett. Follow the writer’s incredible journey walking over 400 km from North to South on the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT).

“In the valley below, a delicate froth of fruit blossom clouded the terraces. Cherry perhaps, or apple. Maybe both. I could hear the tinkle of goat bells from somewhere below and the distant but unmistakable echo of a bus honking its horn on the other side of the valley. Wind rustled through the trees, making the mist swirl and all around, the air filled with birdsong.”

Read the full story here