IBA Criteria met: A4iv (2008)
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Area: 1,190 ha
|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2016||very high||not assessed||low|
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It is the largest man-made freshwater body in Lebanon, lying at the Southern end of the Bekaa valley. It is a flyway for many soaring birds. The Lake covers a total area of 1190ha, holding 110 species of birds and other wildlife. Several species of conservation concern have been recorded in past years such as Sociable Plover, and Ferruginous Duck.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Qaraoun. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.