IBA Criteria met: A3 (2008)
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Area: 7,814 ha
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This IBA is located at the extreme north end of the Bekaa Valley. It covers a total area of 7,814ha where reptiles and 50 species of birds are found. Ten biome-restricted species breed, where 7 are rare breeders elsewhere in the country. It consists of a flat undulating stony desert and semi-desert, and small proportion of the land is used for arable agriculture.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023.