North Horizon Forest Trail study

Duration: 2011 – 2012

Beneficiaries: Union of Donnieh municipalities

Donor: German Development Agency (GIZ) through Environment Fund for Lebanon (EFL)

Location: Donnieh, Lebanon


This project aimed to create natural reserves in the Donnieh caza. Mada has been given a mandate to develop a summary report intending to provide decision makers with facts, scientific information, and expert opinion to orient and specify the project’s operational objectives.


– Environmental assessment of three forest sites in Donnieh,
– Development of forest profile and preliminary socio-economic survey,
– Suggestion of ecotourism trails linking sites to other tourism activities in Donnieh,
– Recommendation of protected areas as a possible conservation option in Lebanon.