Beirut River Valley

Country/territory: Lebanon

IBA criteria met: A4iv (2008)
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Area: 8,096 ha

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high not assessed negligible
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Site summary
The site consists mainly of Beirut River watershed. The IBA covers an area of 8096ha and holds 41 species of birds and many mammals in the densely forested, less disturbed rocky slopes. It is composed of fast westwards flowing river, with Pine woodland on the northern slopes and scrub and cultivated land with scattered villages on southern slopes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Beirut River Valley. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.