Ecotourism with Local Community

Shepherd Charbel - One of FON Ecotoursim Local Guides Shepherd Charbel - One of FON Ecotoursim Local Guides Myrna Semaan

Project Description

A main vocation of the ecotourism activities of the Friends of Nature is to support local communities with alternative income from nature-based activities, in order to

  1. engage them in the chain of beneficiaries and supporters of ecotourism,

  2. make them local advocates for preservation of natural assets and resources,

  3. help maintain them in the countryside and help them not to abandon and migrate to the cities after their livelihoods, so the mountains of Lebanon would remain alive with their original communities and not the wealthy few who would buy all our cultural heritage for pennies at times of scarcities.

 

HOW DO WE SUPPORT?

A-  LOCAL GUIDES, B- LOCAL PRODUCE AND ECONOMIC CYCLE

 

A- LOCAL GUIDES

Charbel - goat shepherd in Adonis valley & high mountains                                                                

  

Naim - a retired public schoolteacher

  

Fady - an apple farmer

Milad - head of Deir Dourit municipality

 

 

B- LOCAL PRODUCE

"IM TONI" village breakfast in family business                                           

   

Violette - village lady making a living

 

Drinking milk and yogurt directly from shepherd tent

 

Savoring and purchasing fresh fruits locally

   

Local economic establishments - local tavern

 

 

 

 

Project Details

  • Client: PUBLIC
  • Date: Monday, 23 January 2017