Dalieh is a rich cultural, ecological, and archaeological open space in Ras Beirut, known as an “open access shared space,” for various segments of city dwellers. Youth, elders, and families had found in this space a natural destination for leisure. Dalieh is recognized for its ecological wealth and its diverse topographical and geological features. This richness was put at risk by the construction of a private seafront resort on its land.
NAHNOO joined the Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche that emerged in March 2013 to advocate for the preservation of Dalieh as an inclusive and publicly accessible shared space for all and its classification as a natural reserve. The campaign was initially successful in removing the fence blocking its entrance. Following a series of grassroots initiatives, public discussions, and debates the campaign managed to stop the construction project. However, the government has yet to classify Dalieh as a maritime reserve to protect its marine life and its ecological and archaeological value.
- Ensuring public access to the Dalieh of Raouche
- Raising awareness on the importance and richness of Dalieh to the public
- Having Dalieh classified as a maritime reserve