Monthly Archives: June 2018

Anfeh coast under threat


Source: Almodon Website

Since the end of the Lebanese civil war, the historical and famous salterns (salt marshes) of Anfeh and its marine coast have faced many threats of destruction. As the sea pollution has become severe in Lebanon, owners of salt marshes found a decrease in the quality of the extracted salt. To exacerbate matters further, in 1992, the Government of Lebanon reduced the tax on imported salt from Egypt, making it significantly cheaper than locally produced salt. These circumstances have placed pressures on some owners who find the only solution is to abandon the salt production industry. Continue reading