The impact of eco-tourism on the environment and on rural communities has been a debate among conservationists and rural development practitioners. Realis Development S.A.L is about to implement a Touristic Project located in Qurnat al-Sawda, North of Lebanon. The location was chosen as it is an area elevated at 3,000 meters above sea level with a view that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It is 27 km away from Tripoli and 72 Km away from Rafic Hariri International Airport. Qurnat al-Sawda was chosen as it is believed to be a location that can be utilized for all sorts of touristic activities or plans that range from Ski Resort, Hotels, Villa's, and all kind of Outdoor activities (Realis Development SAL, 2017). This project without a doubt has generated different reactions among Lebanese inhabitants as the location is one of the few intact virgin lands in Lebanon. Based on extensive research pertaining to the Al-Kumma project, the following positive/negative claims were deduced. According to Patrick Ghanem, CEO and partner of Realis Development (Daily Star, 2017): - The project is eco-friendly as it will use solar energy, utilize wood and imported material and they will follow American and European standards. - Project is not on in Qornert Esawda rather, it is on Jabbal 40 - The project will put Lebanon’s nature back on the map through the attraction of foreigners. - The Project will be the highest resort in the MEA On the other hand, one cannot deny the negative outcomes that might generate from this project and, will range from: - The destruction of the Hiking Trail, an attraction for tourists and nature lovers. - The destruction one of nature’s last sanctuaries, especially that green spaces are continuously diminishing. - The possibility of decreasing the number of cedar trees, increase deforestation and disturbing the ecosystem. - The possibility of threatening water resources since the mountain nourishes rivers to the east such as the Orontes and to the west such as Qadisha.