Happy Trails: Libya's Bold, New Eco-Tourism Plan


A group of consultants and wealthy Libyans are planning to create a carbon-neutral green development zone in Cyrene, a 550,000-hectare site of desert and forest (the size of Wales) centered on ancient Greek ruins, a UNESCO world-heritage site.

Not only will it cater to tourism and serve as a model for environmentally friendly design, reports the International Herald Tribune, but it will also show the world that "Libya has turned a corner—that they can fit into the modern world," says George Joffe, an expert on Libya at Cambridge University. ::International Herald Tribune and ::LibyaOnline.com

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