Lebanon Traveler - - NEWS - AUB Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter 01 350000/4505 aub­na­ture­con­ser­va­

The Na­ture Conser va­tion Cen­ter at the Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Beirut held its four th “Bal­dati Bi’ati” award cer­e­mony and map ex­hi­bi­tion at AUB in Oc­to­ber. Funded by the Coca Cola Foun­da­tion, the project has worked with over 70 vil­lages to de­velop maps, which high­light their nat­u­ral and cul­tural her itage. The project has in­volved the lo­cal com­mu­nity, work­ing with 520 lo­cal res­i­dents to boost lo­cal de­vel­op­ment and ru­ral tour ism. The 70 Green Maps pro­duced cover ever ything from en­vi­ron­men­tal fea­tures and nat­u­ral re­sources to tour is­tic as­sets, along with avail­able ser vices, ac­tiv­i­ties and gen­eral tour ism in­for­ma­tion.

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