Tannourine Nature Reserve


Country/territory: Lebanon

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4iv (2008)
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Area: 600 ha

Protection status:

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 medium favourable high
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Site description
Tannourine Cedar NR is part of the largest remaining cedar forest in Lebanon (www. moe.gov.lb/protectedareas) and is situated on the western flanks of the Mount Lebanon range, just to the south of the famous Qadisha valley

Key biodiversity
A very high breeding density of Syrian Serins was reported here in 2001 and 2002(Ramadan-Jaradi & Ramadan-Jaradi 2002). At least 15 species of soaring bird are known to migrate over this site including large flocks of White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus. The Biome-restricted White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis,which is known to breed at only three other sites in Lebanon, has bred for several years on the boundaries of the reserve.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tannourine Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.