Posted by Najib
Picture from LebanonEguide
I have to say preserving the Cedars is important but shouldn’t we give our politicians a raise first? I mean it’s all about priorities isn’t it? Oh and let’s not forget Fattoush’s 400 million dollars!
The cherished Cedar Tree (Cedrus libani) is not well. It is fighting its own revolution against time. It is feeling the strains of centuries and is at risk from global warming and insects. It has now been added to the list of threatened species, although at the lowest level of threat, by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.
In the past, Lebanese mountains were covered with Cedars. Sadly, all that is left today is 18 scattered patches of protected Cedar land. In total, protected forests (both Cedar and other) make up approximately four to eight percent of the Lebanese territory. [Full Post]
Thank you Mich for this insightful post!