Bentael forest area

Country/territory: Lebanon

IBA Criteria met: B1iv (2008)
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Area: 150 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)
2008 medium near favourable not assessed
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Site summary
This IBA is located in the hills east of the town of Jbail, on the coast north of Beirut. It covers a total area of 150ha, and holds 62 species of birds, as well as mammals. A steep sided valley mostly covered with dense woodland (Oak, Pine), and Strawberry Tree with some steep cliffs and caves.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bentael forest area. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.