Switcher of the Month
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We are delighted and proud to announce our Switcher of the Month in April is Joseph Karam and his team at the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association. The trail opened to hikers.since 2007 and its major mission is protecting the mountains over which the trail runs.
“Currently, around 20% of the trail is officially protected, in places where it transects nature reserves, protected areas, and heritage sites,” expands Martine Btaich, the LMT Association’s Executive Director.
LMT association Board members
The association works with every community along the trail, creating rural jobs through guest house ownership and mountain guiding opportunities. There is at least one local guide along each of the LMT’s 27 sections. In February 2018, the association also launched Mountain Explorers, an online tool where students can virtually learn about the natural resources, biodiversity, culture, and landscape of mountain regions worldwide.