Poverty drives deforestation in northern Bekaa Valley

With the beginning of winter, residents of villages and towns in northern Bekaa, many of whom are unable to afford fuel, are turning to wood from the area’s forests. While burning firewood is the only option for many to stay warm, the practice is driving deforestation and striking a blow to local conservation efforts. Read more http://www.dailystar.com.lb"

Author: 
Rakan al-Fakih
Source: 
The Daily Star Lebanon
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