Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve

Country/territory: Lebanon

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

Protection status:

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 description
A forest of cedars Cedrus libani, firs Abies and oak Quercus, in a rocky, mountainous area at c.1,500 m; usually covered in snow during December-April. The main land-use is hunting, but the site is also important for shepherds and loggers, and is visited by tourists and for recreation.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. Other breeding species include Gyps fulvus and Alectoris chukar.

Non-bird biodiversity: Flora: there are many endemic plants.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 07/05/2021.