Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve

Country/territory: Lebanon

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2008)
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Area: 20,000 ha

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 low not assessed high
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Site summary
Situated in the Shouf Mountains, this IBA expands over a total area of 20,000 ha. It is the largest nature reserve in Lebanon (approx. 5% of the Territory) encompassing the best remaining strand of cedar forests where over 160 bird species have been recorded. It is also a very diverse holding forest, grassland, and shrubland.

Data-sheet compiled by Assad Serhal.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.