Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek

Country/territory: Lebanon

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2008)
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Area: 7,814 ha

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 very high unfavourable low
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Site summary
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.