In a win for environmentalists everywhere, Harissa, one of the most famous landmarks of Lebanon, will soon be declared a nature reserve with the help of the Maronite patriarchate and the Jounieh municipality.

Reported by The Daily Star, Minister of Environment Nazem Khoury announced the good news last Thursday, July 4, after touring the area with caretaker Information Minister Walid Daouk and Jounieh Mayor Antoine Frem.

Though the mountain has been on its way to urbanization for many years now, efforts to preserve its natural state is a positive step in the right direction.

“The reserve will be a major resource, not just for the residents of Kesrouan, but also for all Lebanese,” remarked Khoury.

Harissa Set to Become Nature Reserve

(Photo via @rock_bg)

 

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