The 15 IBBAs (Important Bird Biodiversity Areas) in Lebanon that were approved from North to South


Name

IBA Criteria

Area Size

Location

Palm Islands Nature Reserve

A1

500 ha

North-west of Tripoli

Upper Mountains of Akkar- Donnieh

A1, A2, A3, and A4iv

5,270 ha

Nothern end of Mount Lebanon

Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek

A3

7,814 ha

North end of Bekaa Valley

Ehden Forest Nature Reserve

A1, and A2

140 ha

North western slopes of Mount Lebanon

Tannourine Cedars Nature Reserve

A1, A2, and A4iv

Nothern Mount Lebanon

Bentael Forest Nature Reserve

B1iv

150 ha

Hills east of Byblos

Jabal Mousa Mountain

A4iv

6500

Keserwan- Byblos area

Rim- Sannine Mountain

A3, and A4iv

244 ha

Southern flans of Mount Sannine

Beirut River Valley

A4iv

8,096 ha

Beirut River Watershed

Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

A1, and A2

20,000 ha

Shouf Mountains

Hima Anjar- KfarZabad

A1

326 ha

Eastern Bekaa Valley

Ramlieh Valley

B1iv

928 ha

Shouf Region

Aammiq Wetland

A1, A4i, and A4iv

280 ha

West Bakaa Valley

Lake Qaraoun

A4iv

1,190 ha

Southern Bekaa Valley

HimaEbeles- Saqi

A1, A2, and A4iv

219 ha

Southern Lebanon

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