Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve

Country/territory: Lebanon

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2008)
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Area: 140 ha

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 not assessed not assessed high
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Site summary
Situated between 1200-2000 m of elevation on the upper northwestern slopes of Mount Lebanon, covers an area of 140 ha, and holds 148 species of birds. It is the most balanced Mediterranean forest ecosystem in Lebanon, and is a migration stop for a number of threatened bird species. The site contains the country’s last protected community of over 40% of the plant species in Lebanon.

Data-sheet compiled by Assad Serhal.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.