• Wetlands

    As defined by the Ramsar Convention wetlands include a wide variety of habitats: Marshes, peatlands, floodplains, rivers and lakes, coastal areas, coral reefs and karst. Wetlands are transitional zones between dry and wet regions. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rain forests and coral reefs. There are many different types of wetlands but biologically…

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  • Potentail value

      The presence of diverse habitats in TCNR and multiple users dictates the high potential value of the site. The site acts as part of the income and revenues through: – Selling of certified organic farming – Ecotourism such as Bed & Breakfast – Job source such as guides, rangers, eco-guides, and small businesses Moreover, the tourism zone functions as…

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  • Biodiversity

    ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS Ecosystem and habitats   National context: Last remaining sand dunes in Lebanon The only protected sand dunes in Lebanon   International context: Important nesting site for globally threatened sea turtles (IUCN Red List) Beach of high width and important sand dunes diversity (Riddiford, N. pers. comm., 2003) Wetland of international significance, designated as a Ramsar site number 980…

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