explore. conserve. sustain

Photo taken by nature conservation center
location nahr ibrahim longitude / latitude 33.8547° n, 35.8623° E
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what is daskara

Daskara, Arabic for “AUTHENTIC VILLAGE”, is a nature and heritage exploration and conservation App. Daskara is designed as a free digital platform intended to grow and expand via crowdsourcing. The app allows users to explore natural and cultural gems and helps local small businesses flourish by being discovered.
explore hidden gems
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cultural Experiences
Places and landmarks about local customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values.
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nature encounter
Places suitable for outdoors/ nature leisure activities.
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food & lodging
Accommodations where visitors who travel can sleep, rest, and/or eat and drink usually for a short period of time.
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recreation and sports
Outdoor spaces and indoor facilities suitable for various physical or recreational activities.
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eco sites
Places where people are conducting eco-friendly activities.
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local services
Public and non-governmental resource people and facilities.
Photo taken by Salim Batlouni
location Barouk Chouf
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handcrafted database

Through its crowdsourcing approach, Daskara involves members of the community as main actors in adding everything they cherish in their village or its surrounding. Since 2010, over 100 villages have been archived and researched and added to our database.

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Local residents and experts contribute through Crowdsourcing
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Local experts manage the content of contributions
Local Daskara
Travelers learn from and share with local communities
Photo taken by Salim Batlouni
location Jerd El Hermel
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Daskara features

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Discover natural and cultural places mapped by experts and locals
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Learn from locals and experts what to do in their villages.
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Plan your trips by relying on detailed Locations and activities
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Expand your social network by joining specialized nature and culture communities and events
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Engage in community betterment by supporting local plans and projects
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Conserve nature by practicing responsible ecotourism
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Develop a sense of place and appreciation of local culture and nature
Photo taken by Salim Batlouni
location Niha Bekaa
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What is Daskara for?
The app will be for everyone interested in exploring Lebanon’s natural and cultural sites and help unknown entities to be discovered and listed. Daskara will also serve as a tool for all who want to actively, voluntarily or financially, engage in conservation and sustainable development in pre-selected projects in their beloved villages and hometowns with the touch of a button from anywhere in the world.
Who will benefit from the information?
Daskara will benefit a broad constituency of users including local residents and local business owners, tourists, members of the diaspora, the international Lebanese communities, and enthusiasts of outdoor natural and cultural activities, experts, and academics.
Why should I contribute?
By using Daskara you will be helping travelers discover authentic places and experiences. You will be sharing your favorite locations and telling their stories. You will also be prompt to become a local administrator of a certain village or expert activity depending on the frequency and quality of contributing the crowdsources data. By becoming an admin you will be able to approve or reject or edit crowdsourced locations and activities.

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