Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Beirut River Valley

Location: The site consists mainly of Beirut River water shed, extending 20km west from Falougha, where the river rises, to the outskirts of Hazmeih, just east of Beirut. Total area: 8096 ha IBA Criteria met: A4iv Explanation: In spring, large numbers of White Stork and

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Anjar Kfar Zabad

Location: Eastern Bekaa, at foot of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range, in the municipalities of Anjar and Kfar Zabad. Total area: 326 ha  IBA Criteria met: A1 Explanation: At least fifteen breeding pairs of Syrian Serins (Serinus syriacus) were present at the site in spring

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Aammiq Wetlands

Location: West Bekaa at the foot of Mount Lebanon and stretching across to the Litani River at 865m. Total area: 280ha approx. IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iv Explanation: A1 The wetlands an important stop-over site for2 globally threatened spring migrants, Corncrake and

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Community conservation methods go back to the future

A centuries old method of conservation is being revived in Qatar and other parts of the Islamic world. At the fifth Hikma session at COP18/CMP8, participants from countries such as Lebanon, Morocco, Bahrain and Egypt explained how the ancient principle of Hima was being

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs

Important Bird Areas-IBAs  Important Bird Areas-IBAs are among the world’s key sites for the conservation of biodiversity. They are identified nationally using data gathered locally, and compared with internationally adopted criteria. The programme recognizes that sites can

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