Junipers are among "the few trees that can grow at high altitudes," said Abi Rached. What's more, they play a vital role in replenishing groundwater reserves.

Fighting Lebanon's illegal logging scourge

Braving the bitter cold, Lebanese villagers have been patrolling a mountainside in the country's north, trying to protect trees from loggers who roll in under the cover of darkness, while refugees in the Bekaa valley have joined a seed bomb reforestation project. More...

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