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Location Lebanon, Beqaa
Central coordinates 35o 57.39' East  33o 45.16' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 326 ha
Altitude 865 m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Society for the Protection of Nature and Natural Resources in Lebanon



Site description Located in the eastern Bekaa valley at the foot of the arid Anti-Lebanon mountain range, the Anjar-K’far Zabad IBA consists mostly of freshwater wetland with some mixed woodland and cultivated fields. There is open scrubby hillside and several commercial fish farms in the southern half of the site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus breeding  2005  15 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kfar Zabed Reserve 0 unknown 0  

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Hima Kfar Zabad Birds 2005

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   50%
Artificial - terrestrial   30%
Forest   20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
hunting major
rangeland/pastureland minor
tourism/recreation minor
urban/industrial/transport minor
fisheries/aquaculture major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hima Anjar--Kfar Zabad. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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