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
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 near favourable medium 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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bentael forest area. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.