Tag Archives: Nature Reserve

Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Tannourine Cedars Nature Reserve

Location: In the north of the Mount Lebanon range, between the villages of Tannourine et-Tahta and Hadath ej-Joubbe. IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iv Explanation: A1 A very high breeding density of Syrian Serins (Serinus syriacus) was reported here in 2001 and 2002. A4iv At least 15 species of soaring bird were seen migrating over the site in 2005 including large …

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Ehden Forest Nature Reserve

declared by law as nature reserve in 1992. A management plan exists but needs to be updated

Location: Situated between 1200-2000 m elevation on the upper northwestern slopes of Mount Lebanon. Total area: 140 ha IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 Explanation: Most balanced Mediterranean forest ecosystem in Lebanon. A1 & A2 migration stop over site for a number of threatened bird species such as Imperial Eagle, Lesser Kestrel and Syrian Serin. Total number: 148 bird species. Habitat: …

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Bentael Forest Nature Reserve

Northern side of the valley is protected as the "Bentael Nature Reserve" - hunting and garbage dumping banned, foot access in the nature reserve is limited to designated trails

  Location: In the hills just east of the town of Jbail, on the coast north of Beirut.   Total area: 150 ha IBA Criteria met: B1iv   Explanation: There is an estimate annual autumn passage of soaring birds exceeding 3000, including White Pelican, Common Crane, European Honey-buzzard and Levant Sparrowhawk. Number of species observed: 62   Habitat: A steep …

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Palm Islands Nature Reserve

Location: The three islands lie approximately 5.5 km north-west of the city of Tripoli. Total area: 500 ha IBA Criteria met: A1 Explanation: A1 Several globally threatened bird species such as Audouin’s Gull, Dalmatian Pelican, and Corncrake can be observed here. The reserve has been designated a “Mediterranean Specially Protected Area” under the Barcelona convention, as well as a “Wetland …

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