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The Identification and Conservation of New Important Bird Areas in Lebanon

The Identification and Conservation of New Important Bird Areas in Lebanon

(March 2005 – February 2008)

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SPNL and A Rocha Lebanon implemented a three year survey funded by the MAVA Foundation.

Project Goal: Identify new IBAs in Lebanon and advocate their conservation.

Project Objectives: Carry out an ornithological research program for potential IBAs in Lebanon, and to advocate the conservation of new IBAs. In addition to design and run workshops for guides, rangers, and local people on bird identification, site management and conservation, and ecotourism opportunities.

Outcomes:

  • In addition to the 4 sites declared in 1994, 11 new sites have been identified and declared by BirdLife International as IBAs in Lebanon.
  • Carrying out several workshops and trainings in the new IBAs in Lebanon.

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IBA’s Brochure (English)