Jabal Moussa Mountain

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 2008 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iv, B1iv

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Mashaa Chnaniir Nature Reserve 27 protected area contained by site 0
Jabal Moussa UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,250 protected area contained by site 0
Bentael Private Protected Area 200 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Jabal Moussa Mountain. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/jabal-moussa-mountain-iba-lebanon on 30/11/2023.