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Location Lebanon, Mount Lebanon
Central coordinates 35o 38.12' East  33o 50.84' North
IBA criteria A4iv
Area 8,096 ha
Altitude 95 - 1,520m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Society for the Protection of Nature and Natural Resources in Lebanon



Site description This site is a deep river valley carved by the Beirut river, extending 20 km eastwards from the outskirts of Beirut on the western slopes of the Mount Lebanon range.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  2006  72,410 individuals  good  A4iv   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation  25%
Artificial - terrestrial   25%
Forest   40%
Rocky areas   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
hunting major
military minor
urban/industrial/transport minor
water management minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beirut River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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