Managing the Cedars of Lebanon: Botanical Gardens or Living Forests?

  title={Managing the Cedars of Lebanon: Botanical Gardens or Living Forests?},
  author={M. Shackley},
  journal={Current Issues in Tourism},
  pages={417 - 425}
  • M. Shackley
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • Current Issues in Tourism
Lebanon receives about 750,000 visitors a year, attracted by a diverse tourism portfolio with an increasing emphasis on cultural and ecotourism. It was once covered in cedar forest, with the great trees still acting both as metaphor and brand for the country. Today, there are several areas where cedars may still be seen, the most important being the Chouf Reserve, in the Jabal el Barouk mountains near the Bekaa valley, and the famous cedars of the Quadisha valley in north Lebanon (a World… Expand
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