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The Kamouaa Forest

..... ....From the point of view of the forests, Kamouaa is the most important region of Lebanon. It covers 30 kilometres by 25, from the valley of Gehanam to the sources of Kobayat, and from the source of Fnaydek to that of the Nassarahs of Koubayat. This forest has more than 10 million trees of fifty different species, the most important of these including the junipers, cedars, and Cilician firs. The forest has suffered considerable damage throughout its history, first of all at the hands of the British, who cut down a great number of the trees in order to use their trunks as sleepers under the railway linking Lebanon’s North and South. Specialists, including ecologists, who have visited it insist that the forest of hairy oaks is to be counted among the most beautiful forests in the world. It stands at an altitude of 1,600 metres and is considered unique in its charm as an ecological and tourist centre. It is named after the more than 4,000 hairy oaks that grow among a carpet of sweet marjolam and some 100 other varieties of wild flower. This particular tree is of outstanding interest, for a square kilometre of hairy oak forest gives off 600 tons of oxygen per year and absorbs more than 700 tons of carbon dioxide gas..... ....

Decree N. 2385 of 17/1/1924 as amended by law N. 76 of 3/4/1999 ( articles 2, 5, 15, 49 and 85 ) lays down as follows:
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The punishment will be increased in the event of repetition.