26 November, 2019
SOS for the fir trees of Lebanon
Even dating back to the time of the Pharaohs, Lebanese conifers were over-exploited mainly for their valuable timber. Today this pressure is even greater, especially for the Cilician fir (Abies cilicica). Recent illegal logging in the protected area of Karm Chbat has further reduced the small popualtion of this threateed fir.