Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve celebrates the opening of a new hiking trail, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (The Daily Star/APJM, HO)
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The reserve, 50 kilometers northeast of Beirut, covers an area of 6,500 hectares and is part of UNESCO's Biosphere Reserves Network.Doumet described three central tenets to sustainable development that the reserve follows to encourage locals to continue applying themselves to the project.Doumet's first tenet, ecotourism, brought 22,000 visitors to the reserve last year, and he believes more will visit this year. Finally, the reserve helps reclaim Lebanon's lost nature. This again brought Doumet to the importance of persuading locals to fight for the environment.
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