Environmental Diversity and the Threats to Its Sustainability: A Case Study of Lebanon

Author: Jacques Samoury


Due to its small area, Lebanon is remarkably diverse environmentally and culturally. However, the socio-ecological systems of Lebanon and its green forests and resources are under significant threats by the rapid changes associated with an increasingly globalized world and human pressures on the environment. The purpose of this study is to document the threats to environmental sustainability in Lebanon in order to better understand the unique challenges of sustaining life in the country environments today. This study also aims to discuss potential solutions and propose recommendations that are needed to achieve this end. The study conclude that habitat loss, fragmentation and destruction, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources, various forms of pollution, climatic changes, and lack of awareness and vision are the main threats to environmental and cultural sustainability in Lebanon.


Keywords: Environmental diversity, threats, challenges, sustainability.


Jacques Samoury, PhD. International Travel and Tourism Development, Assistant Professor, Dean, Faculty of Tourist Sciences, IUL University of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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