Monday 5 November 2012 (6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open to all)
Language: English (assisted by Arabic)
In this talk, Faisal will examine the cedar trees of Lebanon and our attitudes and practices that almost caused their extinction. Faisal adds his voice to a number of distinguished historians, biologists and travelers who expressed their frustration regarding the merciless destruction of this magnificent conifer and its mountain habitat.
Faisal Abu Izzeddine was born and raised in the village of Abadieh, Lebanon and studied agriculture at the American University of Beirut. He spent most of his working career establishing protected areas and promoting the conservation of biodiversity in the Arab region through international organizations such as UNEP, UNESCO, UNDP, and IUCN. Faisal now serves as an independent environmental consultant and senior adviser to the Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Lebanon.