The harbour - ElMina - three kilometers away, hosted what was apparently at one time a Phoenician town of which nothing now remains. ElMina is also known as the "City of Waves and Horizons".
A repository of Tripolitan families and expatriates.
Tripoli has long been known for its sweets industry, olive oil-based soap production, and copper crafts.
- Index Tripolis
Index Tripolis is a project to provide bibliographic information about Tripoli, Lebanon.
A wander around inside Tripoli, Lebanon: A diary of humouristic series of walkabouts "kazdouras".
Useful links and telephone numbers in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Terrain, street, satellite, touristic, urban growth, sailing, and historical maps and aerial imagery of Tripoli, Lebanon.
Daily and weekly news from Tripoli, Lebanon.
- North Lebanon
A guide for towns and villages neighbouring Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Palm Islands
The Palm islands park is a unique and integrated natural marine basin in the eastern Mediterranean that was declared as a reserve in 1994.
- Panoramic Views
Interactive panoramic views of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli e-Discussion Society
The 'Tripoli e-Discussion Society' is an independently self-controlled body that aims at gathering Tripolitans residing all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Today's Tripoli
Present aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon
- Tripoli Radio
Tripoli Internet Radio features original on-demand programs about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli TV
Tripoli Internet TV brings you the latest video clips related to Tripoli and features original on-demand films about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusades, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.
The wealth of historical monuments make Tripoli the second largest preserved Mameluke city in the world.
- The Tripoli Quiz
An educational game to test your knowledge on the present and history of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tourist Guide
A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in the historical districts of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Virtual Museum
A documented history of Tripoli from the 3rd to the 20th centuries with large collections of coins, garments, manuscripts, paintings, old photographs, and many other artifacts.
Bienvenue à Tripoli, Liban
أهلاً بكم في طرابلس لبنان
- Ramadhan / رمضان
The Holy Month of Ramadhan in Tripoli / شهر رمضان المبارك في طرابلس
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Green Lebanon. That name was given to a country whose valleys, and mountains have been covered with carpets of green. Unfortunately, neglect, over-exploitation, urbanization, and unawareness caused subtantial detriment to the country's natural and cultural heritage. During the past two decades, man's uncontrolled activities and improvised, unplanned, and chaotic development have destroyed most of the Lebanese natural coastal habitats. This,
associated with all sorts of pollutants, destructive fishing methods, intensive beach-sand extraction, construction along the coastal strip, seaside urbanization, extension of hundreds of
pleasure jetties over the relatively narrow continental plateau, are presently threatening the very last natural features of the coastline. Such agression is causing great imbalances in
the marine productive syatems leading its fisheries to almost total annihilation. In addition, this violent enmity aganinst Lebanon's coast has rendered the precarious littoral flora, of
which many are endemic rock or sand flowering plants, extremely rare, or, on the verge of extinction.
However, within the last few years, the state, along with non-governmental and international organizations, have consecrated efforts to retain samples of the country's green splendors. By preserving various elements of the country's nature, they are able to introduce the Lebanese to their natural heritage and bring eco-tourism back to the fore-front.
The protection of coastal and maritime nature sites has become most urgent for their multiple interest. The main aim is to safeguard evidence of the original natural beauty and to
conserve floral and faunal resources. This is vital for the natural rehabilitation of the succumbed networks of food relationships along the littoral and on the plateau, and for the
restoration of living resources necessary for biologic diversity in the Eastern Mediterranean.
|The Protected Areas Project
The project entitled the Strengthening of National Capacity and Grassroots in-situ Conservation for Sustainable Bio-diversity Protection, aims at protecting endemic and endangered species of flaura and fana, and "incorporating bio-diversity conservation as an integral part of sustainable development." The 5-year project focuses on the preservation and management of three demonstration areas: Horsh Ehden (Forest of Ehden), Palm Islands, and Arz-al-Chouf (Cedars of al-Chouf). Launched on November 15, 1996, the project is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and guidance from the World Conservation Union (IUCN) with the execution of the Lebanese Ministry of Environment. The project's main goals are to establish nature reserves, train the work force and prodce promotional material for public awareness.
Aerial view of Tripoli and ElMina (1990s) showing severe pollution of the coastal areas.
Centaurium erythaea (Centaury); a protected plant in the Palms Islands Natural Reserve.
Cackile maritima (Sea Rocket); a protected plant in the Palms Islands Natural Reserve.